Emmy Squared, 364 Grand St., Williamsburg
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Open Since: April 20
Type of Cuisine: Detroit-style square pizza and burgers
Clinton Hill pizzeria Pizza Loves Emily just opened up a Williamsburg shop where they’re featuring deep-dish, Detroit-style pizza pies and juicy hamburgers on pretzel buns.
Maison May Vanderbilt, 270 Vanderbilt Ave., Clinton Hill
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Open Since: April 23
Type of Cuisine: French
ICI Restaurant in Clinton Hill is rebranding and expanding with a new eatery just around the corner. The new location, called Maison May Vanderbilt, serves soups, salads and tartines, with pastries, catering and a CSA program starting up in the near future. The intimate venue seats 36 inside and 12 at an outside sidewalk cafe.
Kirsch Bakery and Cafe, 551 Amsterdam Ave., Upper West Side
Open Since: April 2016
Type of Cuisine: Bakery and Cafe
Kirsch Bakery and Cafe opened its doors in the space formerly occupied by Popover Cafe on Amsterdam Avenue and serves fresh German and French pastries all day, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The cafe is also quickly becoming known for its decadent French toast and savory brunch items like its potato rolls.
A Gusto, 1450 Fulton St., Bedford-Stuyvesant
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Open Since: March 21
Type of Cuisine: Desserts, Cafe
Grab a quick bite or pastry at Fulton Street’s latest cafe and dessert spot, which offers menu items like a mini matcha cheesecake, green tea ice cream with a matcha white chocolate brownie, chocolate cake, and more. Other dishes include a crispy eggplant green curry spaghetti and breakfast selections.
Republic 50, 10-09 50th Ave., Long Island City
Open Since: March 12
Type of Cuisine: American
The space, formerly known as Open Door, is now Republic 50, a new restaurant, bar and gallery. Expect drinks, bar food like burgers and lobster rolls as well as higher-end fare like grilled octopus, according to the LIC Post.
Natsumi Tapas, 323 Third Ave. at East 24th St, Gramercy
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Open Since: March 17
Type of Cuisine: Italian and Japanese fusion
Japanese restaurant owner Barbara Matsumura, Italian chef Andrea Tiberi and sushi chef Hiroyuki Nagao teamed up to create a menu that melds the two countries, with options including meatballs in a teriyaki sauce.
Amada, 250 Vesey St., Battery Park City
Open Since: April 25
Type of Cuisine: Spanish
James Beard Award-winning chef Jose Garces Spanish tapas restaurant Amada, which has a well-regarded location in Philadelphia, has launched its New York location in Battery Park City.
Cool Mess, 137 E. 62nd St., Upper East Side
Open Since: February
Type of Cuisine: Ice cream
Make your very own ice cream at Cool Mess. Choose a base flavor, and add ingredients as you go. Try some of the baked goods, sourced from Fatwitch Brownie, and Sweet Sam’s, and our fresh cookie dough is from Cookie DŌ. Cool Mess is owned by the family who also owns Burger Heaven.