Recently Opened Restaurants
by Julie Besonen, 12/17/2014
Courtesy, The Little Beet Table
The Little Beet Table
333 Park Ave. S., 212-466-3330, Flatiron District, Manhattan
Even if you're not sticking to a gluten-free diet, the Little Beet Table offers such delicious food you won't notice that grains are missing from the menu. Chef Franklin Becker has focused on health-conscious cooking since he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes many years back, and his food attracts a young, fit crowd. This lofty, lively, wood-detailed restaurant is a spin-off of his fast-casual Little Beet in Midtown. The new place has an expanded menu and a full bar featuring a list of cocktails made with organic spirits and juices, plus hard ciders and a mostly European wine list starting at $30 a bottle. Creamy white beans with spicy chorizo; flatbread laden with mushrooms, ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan and fragrant herbs; and slow-cooked salmon with avocado caponata and pistachio pesto are just a few of the options.