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New Restaurants & Menus From Pekarna, Willow, Lucciola & More

Addison Aloian | January 15, 2021 | Food & Drink

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This Buttermilk Fried Chickn sandwich from recently-opened Willow is 100 percent vegan.

It’s finally 2021, and if we have anything to look forward to, it’s food.

New York City is home to some of the finest chefs in the world, and even in the midst of a pandemic, we can count on delicious new spots popping up all around the city. This week, we celebrate a new Slovenian-American restaurant and cocktail bar, fresh vegan offerings, Mexican, Mediterranean and more.

Because COVID-19 cases are on the rise, indoor dining remains off limits, but outdoor dining is still going strong, and you can always support your local favorites with takeout and delivery. It’s imperative to support NYC's small businesses now more than ever. The hospitality industry has been hit particularly hard, and helping out by ordering food is easy.

If you're looking to spice up your life and give back to the city, we suggest dining outdoors or ordering from one of these new eateries or taking advantage of these new menu items at old favorites.

See also: The 6 Best Vegan Restaurants in NYC

Pekarna

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594 Amsterdam Ave. | Website

Pekarna is a new Slovenian-American restaurant and cocktail bar that just opened its doors in December 2020. Offering a unique menu, the chef specializes in sliders, some of which take the form of Chicken Schnitzel, Mushreuben mushrooms and Salmon. Outdoor seating is available in their backyard, so warm up to some of these bites.

Willow

199 8th Ave. | Website

A brand-new vegan restaurant opens Friday, Jan. 15. Willow brings innovation to classic American comfort cuisine. Dishes include Porcini Chick’n Marsala, “Scallop” Cacio e Pepe and “Steak” Frites. Outdoor dining comes in the spring, but takeout and delivery options are available now. To celebrate the opening, Willow will offer a complimentary dessert to anyone placing an order of $25 or more on opening day.

CS Dak

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CS Dak by Cuisine Solutions is New York’s first sous vide dark assembly kitchen, a fancy way of saying this is a delivery-only restaurant that cooks its food in the sous vide style, aka vacuum-sealed at low temperates for a longer time cook time. It's now serving Mexican and Mediterranean customizable bowls, Duck Leg Confit and Grilled Salmon, all of which is available for delivery today. Order on their website for a one-of-a-kind takeout meal.

Maman’s Epiphany

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237 Centre St. | Website

The beloved SoHo café Maman launches Epiphany, a celebration pop-up of the French tradition with King Cake, or Galette de Rois. Maman will create galette de rois in two flavors: traditional frangipane, or caramelized apples and cinnamon. Now until Jan. 25, guests can pick up the cake in one of three sizes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also order ahead on the website. Check the menu for a variety of festive drinks to wash it all down.

See also: 7 NYC Restaurants With Heatlamps & Outdoor Dining This Winter

Lucciola

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621 Amsterdam Ave. | Website

This month, Lucciola adds a steak and wine section to its winter menu, both available for takeout and delivery. Options include a 6 oz. Filet Mignon, 20 oz. Wagyu Kobe Beef Strip Steak and 38 oz. Tomahawk Steak. The steaks can be pre-ordered online, too.

Bouillon Marseille

630 9th Ave. | Website

Bouillon Marseille added a three-course meal for takeout and delivery, including Chicken Bouillon or Salade Marseille, Pan Roasted Chicken, Housemade Toulouse Sausage, Pan Seared Skate Wing and Moroccan Spiced Vegetable Tagine. For dessert, Chocolate Mousse or Apple Tart. A la carte options such as French Onion Soup, Winter Salad and Steak Tartare are also available.

Nice Matin

201 E. 79th St. | Website

Nice Matin added a three-course, prix-fixe dinner menu for takeout and delivery. Enjoy Beef Bourguignon, Pan-Roasted Monkfish and Wild Mushroom Socca Crepes with a choice of a Winter Salad or Tomato Bisque. For dessert, guests have the choice of Apple Strudel or Chocolate Mousse. A la carte options such as Macaroni Gratin and Pistou are also available.



Photography by: Courtesy Willow