- Last Updated: 11:48 PM, July 15, 2012
- Posted: 10:47 PM, July 15, 2012
One of New York’s hottest chefs has just signed a lease in NoHo to launch a new French-concept restaurant, Side Dish has learned.
Last month, reports surfaced that chef Andrew Carmellini, along with partners Luke Ostrom and Josh Pickard, would take over the Chinatown Brasserie space at 380 Lafayette St. Pickard is a Chinatown Brasserie partner as well.
The lease was signed last week, a spy said.
While the partners have not yet come up with a name, we hear they are toying with French.
Such simplicity has worked for Carmellini in the past, judging by the success of The Dutch, which serves up sophisticated American food on Sullivan Street in SoHo and in Miami’s W Hotel.
The Tommy Bahama Restaurant and its bar, the Marlin, are aiming to open this fall at Fifth Avenue and 45th Street.
As first reported by Side Dish, the concept is Tommy Bahama Manhattan Island: a 13,000-square-foot space including 5,000 square feet of retail.
The upstairs restaurant will be 8,000 square feet with a double-height 1,300 square feet for the bar and seating for 190 people, along with some private dining spaces.
Juice Generation — the first of its kind when it opened in 1999 — will launch its ninth location in September at 977 Eighth Ave., once home to Universal News.
It will also serve as a pickup spot for those wanting a “liquid lunch” from Cooler Cleanse, a juice and raw food cleanse chain co-founded by Eric Helms and celebrity juicing enthusiast Salma Hayek.
The Juice Generation café will serve the full Cooler Cleanse menu.
WE HEAR ... Southampton Inn will offer day trip rates, which include non-guest access to its pool, grounds, tennis court, parking and Coopers Beach shuttle service, as well as lunch at OSO Restaurant, for just $150 per person through July 31.
SIGHTINGS: Mark Ruffalo solo at Flex Mussels 13th St., then back a few days later with his wife to dine on kale salad, fluke ceviche and truffle fries.