Feta Bar & Grill offers a taste of the Mediterranean from tapas like Greek meatballs, grilled octopus and spanakopita, and entrees like moussaka, lamb chops and souvlaki piatela. The new eatery has food and drink specials every day from 4 to 7 p.m., too.
Amorino Gelato, 414 Amsterdam Ave., Upper West Side
Open Since: early April 2016 Type of Cuisine: Gelato, crepes, coffee
This gelateria serves up traditional Italian gelato with a twist. The global chain specializes in a wide array of flavors that it scoops into colorful flower-shaped arrangements. The store also serves crepes and waffles as well as coffee drinks.
Open Since: Feb. 16 Type of Cuisine: Creperie and ice cream parlor
If you’re craving something sweet, you might consider checking out Fifty On. The new neighborhood creperie features an array of toppings, including fruits, nuts, custard, chocolate and “ice cream crepe” with Matcha green tea ice cream. There is also a selection of ice cream sundaes and savory salad crepes.
The Juice Shop Kitchen & Juicery, 345 Adams St., Downtown Brooklyn
Open Since: Feb. 23 Type of Cuisine: Juice, Smoothies, Salads and Healthy Snacks
The Juice Shop is now open in Brooklyn. The juice and smoothie chain, which has three other locations in Manhattan, offers a range of raw food and drinks, including the Coco-Kale acai bowl, the Elvis oatmeal or granola bowl (bananas, raw honey, almond butter and almond milk) and the Cool It Now smoothie (green tea, mint, pineapple, honey and spirulina). The Juice Shop also sells a variety of juice cleanse packages starting at $15 a day for the beginner’s Power Lunch cleanse and up to $48 a day for the All Day Power Broker cleanse.
Untitled at The Whitney, 99 Gansevoort St., Meatpacking District
Open Since: May 2015, new “Neighbor’s Night” March 2016 Type of Cuisine: High-end bar snacks and seasonal drinks
Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, the restaurant at the Whitney Museum now hosts a “neighborhood” happy hour starting at 5:30 p.m. The chefs will create special menus of bar snacks and cocktails using ingredients from New York farms, like Beet Pickled Egg with Char Spread and Trout Roe and Not a Long Island Iced Tea, made with Long Island vodka and South Fork vermouth.
Sapphire Indian Restaurant, 435 DeKalb Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesant
Check out Sapphire Indian Restaurant for a selection of curries, vegetarian dishes like Aloo Jeera (potato cooked with cumin, onion, and tomato), samosas, and more. Other menu items include sweet lassi, and mango kulfi, a dessert made with reduced milk ice cream, flavored with pistachio and saffron.
Momosan, 342 Lexington Ave. between East 39th and East 40th streets, Murray Hill
Open Since: April 8, 2016 Type of Cuisine: Ramen
Crafted by “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto, the menu at Momosan is anchored by ramen dishes, which include a spicy coconut curry with pork along with the more traditional chicken and pork options. Appetizers include a marinated yellowfin tuna sushi, pork and chive gyoza — dumplings — served with a scallion ginger sauce, and braised pork bao.
Pels Pie Co., 446 Rogers Ave., Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
Open Since: New dinner menu in April Type of Cuisine: Comfort food
Previously purveyors of desserts and savories only, one-year-old Pels Pie Co. in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens now has a dinner menu with a rotating selection of comfort foods like chicken pot pie, black bean chili, lasagna and lamb-and-vegetable stuffed peppers. Prices are low (between $5 and $7, usually) and the spot has good options for sides, too.