Dos Toros, 101 Maiden Ln., Financial District
Open Since: Nov. 17
Type of Cuisine: San Francisco-style Mexican food
The NYC mini-chain offers up Bay Area style taqueria eats to New Yorkers. The fast-casual restaurant serves a variety of tacos, burritos and quesadillas.
P.D.Q, or Pretty Damn Quick, 359 Sackett St., Carroll Gardens
Open Since: July 2015
Type of Cuisine: Coffee, cocktails, sandwiches and small plates
Freelancers and locals working from home have a new spot to check out in the neighborhood. P.D.Q, which stands for “Pretty Damn Quick,” finally started its morning service last week after opening for evening cocktails and tapas-style snacks in July. The eatery will now open at 9 a.m. with wireless Internet, an array of coffees from $1.5 to $4 and a few breakfast options like yogurt parfait. They also have a selection of sandwiches for $6.
Aaheli, 71-51 Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills
Open Since: early November
Type of Cuisine: Indian
Aaheli, which, according to the owners, means "pure" in Sanskrit, opened its first location in 2009 on Ninth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Earlier this month, the restaurant, which serves a large menu of Northern and Southern Indian dishes, expanded to Forest Hills. The eatery offers a variety of seafood and meat options, including tandoori-style dishes. Vegetarians will also be able to choose from more than 20 meatless dishes as well as several bean and lentil specials.
Ten-Ichi Ramen, 382 Seventh Ave. between 11th and 12th streets, Park Slope
Open Since: Nov. 13
Type of Cuisine: Ramen
Wen Zhuo, who owns Ten Asian Bistro on 15th Street and Seventh Avenue, will serve four types of ramen: chicken, miso salmon, organic tofu and the house signature dish, Ten Ichi, which is pork with bok choy, egg, scallions and kikurage mushroom. The menu also includes housemade dumplings, roasted duck buns, kimchi seafood pancakes and chicken wings with sweet chili sauce.
ZuriLee Pizza, 755 Flatbush Ave., Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
Open Since: Oct. 28
Type of Cuisine: Upscale pizza
Serving wood-fired pies with local ingredients and beer on tap, ZuriLee Pizza Bar opened at 755 Flatbush Ave. just south of Clarkson Avenue late last month. It’s the creation of Paul and Jermaine Burrowes, brothers and co-owners of Caribbean favorite Mangoseed, located next door.
Harbs, 1374 Third Ave., Upper East Side
Open Since: Nov. 12
Type of Cuisine: cakes, coffee and tea
Harbs, a Japanese company, opened its first U.S. location in Chelsea last year, and last week, opened a second on Third Avenue. The cake, coffee and tea shop has a selection of 13 cake varieties, including its signature melon, grapefruit and cherry cakes, 10 tea blends from Japan, and four coffee blends roasted in its Seattle-based factory. In the next few months, Harbs plans on adding pasta dishes to its Upper East Side menu.