4 Hot, New Restaurants

by Natasha Wolff | March 22, 2013 12:00 am

Restaurant: Clarkson[1] (pictured right)
Location: 225 Varick Street, Hudson Square
Team: Owner Georges Forgeois (Le Singe Vert[2] and Bar Tabac[3]) and chef Rebecca Weitzman (‘inoteca[4])
Decor: Feels like an explorer’s club that “evokes the notion of a deluxe train car from the golden age of railroads”
Best bets: Seared diver scallops with sweet potatoes and pomegranate, roasted bone marrow, braised rabbit sandwich and an extensive raw bar menu
Talking point: The 1940s wood low-boy oyster fridge bar that Georges found at a Paris flea market 10 years ago

Restaurant: Cole’s[5]
Location: 118 Greenwich Avenue, West Village
Team: Partners David Rabin (The Lambs Club[6] and Jimmy at the James[7]) and Larry Poston (The Waverly Inn[8]) and chef Daniel Eardley (Chestnut)
Décor: Stephen Gambrel (for his first commercial project) created a cozy, romantic room inspired by the artistic scene of 1950s Greenwich Village
Best bets: The Sage Sazerac cocktail: rye, absinthe, simple syrup, Peychaud’s Bitters and sage, chopped root vegetable salad, cod with celery root puree and lentils and the lemon curd dessert
Talking point: The chic burlap paneled walls in the dining room are festooned with artwork provided by charity partner ACRIA[9]

Restaurant: Pearl & Ash[10]
Location: 220 Bowery, Soho
Team: Owner Alessandro Zampedri and chef Richard Kuo (Corton[11])
Décor: Natural textiles like blonde American poplar tables, moss-filled boxes and classic Americana antiques
Best bets: The Spritual America cocktail: Lillet Rose, blood orange, lime, Dolin Dry vermouth, pork meatballs, veal cheeks with forbidden rice and long beans with chili and uni
Talking point: The small wooden built-in boxes, filled with vintage Kodak cameras, glass vases and books and other antiques, that line the restaurant’s main wall

Restaurant: Ichabod’s[12]
Location: 15 Irving Place, Union Square
Team: Owners Brian Krawitz and Eric Sherman and chef Matthew Etchemendy (Koi[13])
Décor: A rustic space decorated with raw and reclaimed wood from throughout the Northeast to evoke a modern farm
Best bets: The Bramble cocktail: gin, lemon juice and house-made berry jam, flowering kale salad, heritage pork ribs and duck leg with polenta
Taking point: Creative cocktails from the Mulberry Project[14] crew

  1. Clarkson: http://clarksonrestaurant.com/
  2. Le Singe Vert: http://www.lesingevert.com/
  3. Bar Tabac: http://www.bartabacny.com/
  4. ‘inoteca: http://www.inotecanyc.com/
  5. Cole’s: http://www.colesgreenwichvillage.com/
  6. The Lambs Club: http://thelambsclub.com/
  7. Jimmy at the James: http://www.jimmysoho.com/
  8. The Waverly Inn: http://www.waverlynyc.com/
  9. ACRIA: http://www.acria.org/
  10. Pearl & Ash: http://www.pearlandash.com/
  11. Corton: http://www.cortonnyc.com/
  12. Ichabod’s: http://ichabodsnyc.com/
  13. Koi: http://www.koirestaurant.com/
  14. Mulberry Project: http://mulberryproject.com/

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