Recently Opened Restaurants
by Julie Besonen, 07/01/2015
Shaved asparagus, turnip and mizuna. Photo: Alice Gao
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99 Gansevoort St., 212-570-3670, Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The dazzling new Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District offers breathtaking views of New York City—to say nothing of the art collection—so it's easy to lose hours here. But good news: when those inevitable hunger pains surface, there's no need to leave. On the ground floor is Untitled, a Danny Meyer restaurant helmed by Gramercy Tavern chef Michael Anthony. The airy, windowed dining room has bar seating and a clean, Scandinavian-style aesthetic with white oak tables and red Knoll Saarinen chairs. Its crab fritters are hush-puppy-like orbs, to be rolled in a creamy, peppery sauce. They go nicely with an order of lobster toast, four dainty bread triangles amply piled with chilled lobster and decorated with microgreens. For something more substantial, choose from several fish, pasta and meat dishes with seasonal sides. On the eighth floor is the Studio Cafe, offering casual fare (salads, toasts) and drinks; its outdoor patio serves drinks only and provides a panoramic view of the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center and sailboats on the Hudson.