Scampi - 30 West 18th Street
PJ Calapa's tribute to Italy is now open in the Flatiron District. This stylish Italian bistro is offering pasta, seafood and meat dishes, and of course shrimp scampi.
Reindeer Lounge - 197 East Third Street
Just in time for Christmas comes this pop-up dressed up for the holdays with cocktails in the Donner & Blitzen's Reindeer Lounge. Drinks include Rudolph's So Bitter and Zuzu's Petals.
Fausto - 348 Flatbush Avenue
The old Franny's space in Park Slope is now occupied by Fausto, an Italian spot for wine and food by Joe Campanale and Chef Erin Shambura. Look for dishes like homemade orecchiette and tortelloni bathing in butter.
Ha's Chinese - 40-17 Broadway in Astoria
This vegetarian Chinese restaurant is brought to you by the folks behind Wassail and The Queens Kickshaw. The menu includes Sichuan pickled veggies, Dan Dan crispy potatoes, "Duck" fried rice and Flat noodle with smoked tofu & oyster mushrooms
Pheasant - 445 Graham Ave, Greenpoint
A new twist on Mediterranean with plates of Lemon Sardines, Wild Gulf Shrimp with chili in a wine-butter sauce, Crispy Chicken Wings with smoked chilies & yogurt, and Roasted Octopus.