A Caviar Shop With a Tasting Menu, on the Upper East Side


Marky’s Caviar

This Florida firm has arrange store in New York. Its gilded new boutique and restaurant gives greater than a dozen fish-roe merchandise, largely farm-raised however a couple of wild, like American hackleback. Russian osetra from sturgeon broodstock raised in Israel is the highest of the road. In addition to caviar, there are smoked fish, Ibérico ham, foie gras and different luxurious objects. Toward the rear of the store is Huso, a 12-seat restaurant named for beluga (in Latin, huso huso), the place the chef, Buddha Lo, an Australian who labored at Eleven Madison Park, prepares an all-day menu of small plates, like king crab with caviar in a lobster bun, Wagyu tartare with caviar, and caviar samplers with blini and buttery madeleines. In the evenings, beginning subsequent week, a multicourse tasting menu, $200, will probably be obtainable. Marky’s is the work of Mark Zaslavsky and Mark Gelman, who began promoting seafood, caviar and different imported specialties wholesale and retail, and opened a store in Miami in 1983. By the late 1990s, they anticipated the restrictions on caviar from wild sturgeon that are actually in place and arrange an aquaculture operation devoted to a number of species of sturgeon, together with beluga, in northern Florida. This fall at their Sturgeon Aquafarms, they count on to have the ability to begin producing beluga, for which they maintain a authorities license and worldwide certification. Their farming operation can also be working with nations alongside the Caspian Sea to assist restore the sturgeon inhabitants, particularly for beluga. (Opens Wednesday)

1067 Madison Avenue (81st Street), 212-288-0850, markysonmadison.com.


Last Light

This rooftop bar (11th ground) represents the primary of the ingesting and eating choices at Sister City, a brand new resort the place the chef Joe Ogrodnek (Dover, Battersby) is a companion. The title evokes the placement’s view of the sundown. Bar meals contains razor clams on line casino, black bass ceviche, a comfortable pretzel with pimento cheese, and crispy artichokes. The government chef working with Mr. Ogrodnek is Andrew Whitcomb, who can even run the kitchen on the resort’s ground-floor restaurant, Floret, to open in late May. (Wednesday)

Sister City resort, 225 Bowery (Rivington Street), 646-343-4500, lastlight.nyc.

Steak ‘N Lobster

This spot, no relation to the Burger and Lobster eating places, is the work of the restaurateur Don Fellner and Masato Okamoto, who will probably be serving ingenious beef and lobster dishes, together with lobster cream puffs in won-ton skins, bacon-cheeseburger pierogies, and a Cajun steak. There isn’t any surf and turf on the menu. (Wednesday)

129 West 29th Street (Avenue of the Americas), snlrestaurant.com.


Traditional Turkish fare has come to a neighborhood higher recognized for Greek meals. Braised artichokes, muhammara (red-pepper unfold), manti, lamb with okra, and baked cauliflower share the menu with Turkish variations of stuffed grape leaves and moussaka.

3116 Broadway (31st Street), Astoria, Queens, 718-728-4477.

Merchant’s Gate

Appropriately sufficient, subway tiles embellish this bar within the Columbus Circle station, a welcome watering gap amid a group of meals kiosks.

Turnstyle Underground Market, 1000S Eighth Avenue (59th Street), turn-style.com.

Godiva Café

The world chocolatier, now owned by a Turkish conglomerate, has transformed a retail retailer into a restaurant. A counter for chocolate drinks, espresso and tea contains the model’s well-known strawberry-dipping station and a show of grab-and-go pastries, salads and sandwiches, together with the trademarked Croiffle, a croissant sandwich pressed in a waffle iron. There is seating at counters and tables. (Thursday)

560 Lexington Avenue (50th Street), godiva.com.

Looking Ahead

City Winery

This city winemaking, restaurant and music enterprise, which opened in 2008, will shut on Aug. 1. It is to reopen early subsequent yr on Pier 57 in Hudson River Park at West 15th Street, the previous Marine & Aviation Pier that was to deal with a street-food market deliberate by Anthony Bourdain. At 32,000 sq. ft, will probably be 50 % bigger than its unique constructing, which will probably be taken over by Disney, and about the identical dimension because the City Wineries which have opened in seven different cities. Michael Dorf, the founder and chief government of City Winery, stated the brand new location would additionally characteristic a 350-seat live performance corridor, a 150-seat loft for performances, a 100-seat restaurant and tasting room with 12 faucets allotting wine, and a full vineyard that will probably be seen in and out. City Winery has a winery and restaurant on Pier 26 (Hubert Street) and a vineyard within the Hudson Valley. Google will occupy many of the house, and there will probably be a meals market of some type.

Pier 57 (West 15th Street).

Felice 56

This Italian spot, considered one of a number of from Sant Ambroeus Hospitality Group, will open this summer time within the Chambers Hotel, taking on the restaurant house from David Chang.

15 West 56th Street.

Silver Lining Diner

The Princess Diner, a beacon the place the freeway by Southampton, N.Y., thuds to a bumper-to-bumper halt at Water Mill, closed final yr after many years in enterprise. But will probably be reborn this summer time, with a brand new title and below Eric Miller, who was the chef and proprietor of Bay Kitchen Bar in East Hampton for six years. Bostwick’s on the Harbor, a seafood restaurant in East Hampton, will take over what was Bay Kitchen Bar.

Black Restaurant Week

This promotion to help black-owned enterprises, together with meals vans, cooks, caterers and eating places, retains increasing. This yr, it has kicked off in Houston and can run by April 28. It will proceed in Philadelphia from June 9 to 23; New Orleans from June 28 to July 7; Indianapolis from July 21 to 28; Los Angeles from Aug. 11 to 18; Atlanta from Sept. 1 to 15; Oakland, Calif., from Sept. 29 to Oct. 6; and Dallas from Oct. 13 to 27.


Chefs on the Move

Eli Buliskeria and Shir Rozenblat

Mr. Buliskeria, an Israeli chef, has change into the manager chef at Bustan on the Upper West Side, which simply reopened after a fireplace in November. Ms. Rozenblat, additionally from Israel, is the brand new pastry chef.

Sam Talbot

This chef, whose Greenpoint restaurant Pretty Southern has closed, will open Morty’s Oyster Stand this summer time in what was Cyril’s in Napeague, N.Y., between Amagansett and Montauk.

Smorgasburg Opens Latest Outpost, in Financial DistrictApril 9, 2019

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