Friday, June 20, 2008 at 08:26AM
Welcome back to Restaurant Outlook, a periodic, highly subjective listing of restaurants we’re paying attention to.
- Hundred Acres — This Marc Meyer/Vicki Freeman follow-up to Provence opened a few weeks ago. It’s in the Five Points–Cookshop haute barnyard vein. Reservation: June 27.
- Persimmon — David Chang isn’t the only one doing an Asian-inspired prix fixe in the East Village. Reservation: July 12.
- Forge — Consider us signed up for Marc Forgione’s suckling pig for two. Reservation: July 18.
- Matsugen — Jean-Georges Vongerichten does Japanese in the old 66 space. Naturally, there’s no website yet. Reservation: July 19.
Talay — Pan-Asian food in Harlem, and how often does that get a mention from Florence Fabricant? No plans to visit yet.
All of these restaurants have been announced or mentioned in the press, but some of them may be a long way off.
Bouley 3.0 — David Bouley’s move to the Mohawk Atelier Building at 161 Duane Street. Expected “by the fall.”
Susur Lee’s first New York restaurant at 200 Allen Street on the Lower East Side, as yet unnamed, but also expected “come fall.”
Brushstroke — another Bouley restaurant, at 111 West Broadway. Given the well chronicled problems getting this restaurant off the ground, I would be surprised to see it before 2009.
SD26 — Tony May’s follow-up to the now-shuttered San Domenico, expected April 2009.