Recently Opened Restaurants
by Julie Besonen, 11/18/2015
Courtesy, Major Food Group
463 West Broadway, 212-254-3000, SoHo, Manhattan
After revitalizing old-school Italian specialties at Parm and Carbone and buffing up Gallic cuisine at Dirty French, the team behind Major Food Group is tackling the Jewish appetizing tradition. At Sadelle's, partners Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick have enlisted Melissa Weller, a master baker from Per Se and Roberta's, to perfect the bagel. They're dense and chewy and cost $2 each, but with SoHo rents, what do you expect? While smallish, they're filling when served with a schmear of chive cream cheese and can be built up with the works, including silky lox, tomato, onion and capers. Pick up some of her pull-apart-soft raisin-walnut babka and black-and-white cookies while you're at it. A full menu of sandwiches and egg dishes is served all day; dinner will debut soon. The West Broadway bistro space has a wow factor, it's so beautifully rendered with exposed beams and brick, modern art and massive floral arrangements. On weekdays it's relatively easy to get a table, but on weekends you'd think there was a sample sale going on, the line is so long.