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Foodie Playground: 5 NYC Favorites Expand

Juice Press on the UWS, Bubby’s in the Meatpacking District and more new territories for Manhattan go-tos


Quality Italian

57 West 57th Street

Restaurateur Michael Stillman has opened his first offshoot of the Quality Meats steakhouse brand, Quality Italian, serving chef Scott Tacinelli’s signature dishes (cream-spinach carbonara, octopus saltimbocca and dry-aged porterhouse agnolotti). “You get a sense of the old world mixing with more modern interpretations of Italian and steakhouse fare,” says Stillman. 



73 Gansevoort Street

TriBeCa’s beloved brunch joint Bubby’s has landed in the Meatpacking District. This satellite—its second in Manhattan and third worldwide (there’s one in Japan, too)—will boast outdoor seating and the same menu of sourdough pancakes, savory burgers and decadent peanut-butter-chocolate pie.


Ristorante Morini

1167 Madison Avenue

Soho eatery Osteria Morini is expanding with a more upscale Upper East Side iteration in the former Centolire. The newest venture from Michael White, Ristorante Morini showcases the creations of Michelin-star recipient Gordon Finn, whose extensive Italian menu is inspired by the entire country. The elegant bilevel outpost is accented by dark mahogany panels, lush suedes, a beige palette and grand Flos chandeliers.


Juice Press and Liquiteria

New Yorkers’ never-ending thirst for fresh juices might soon be quenched. Marcus Antebi’s Juice Press, which has customers like Jessica Biel and Hugh Jackman, is opening three new locations (Upper West Side, TriBeCa and Lower East Side), all stocked with the company’s organic cold pressed juices, super-food smoothies and vegan dishes. Meanwhile, the Daniel Craig– and Natalie Portman–approved East Village juicery Liquiteria is bringing its formulas and cleansing coaches to Union Square and Chelsea.