The team behind Lodi and Estela opens restaurants at the Nine Orchard Hotel

As a series of large commercial structures downtown, the 1912 Beaux-Arts building that housed the Jarmullowsky Bank on the Lower East Side has been repurposed into a hotel. DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, which owns the building, oversaw the completion of the restoration. Rooms at the hotel, Nine Orchard, will be available for reservation on June 20, but two of its three dining spaces – Corner Bar, a bistro and Lobby Lounge – are already serving food and drink. Mattos Hospitality, the company of chef Ignacio Mattos, will run these, along with Amado Grill, an intimate 44-seat fine-dining restaurant that will open in September next to the Corner Bar. (Mattos Hospitality also operates Lodi at Rockefeller Center, Estela and Altro Paradiso.) . The Corner Bar will emphasize tavern food, with raw bar specialties, chicken liver mousse, steak au poivre, cod with leeks, roasted chicken with mushrooms, boudin blanc and spaghetti with tomato sauce; will be open for breakfast and dinner, with lunch coming soon. The wine list will be American because, as Mattos said, visitors should be able to appreciate what is being done here. The Lobby Lounge, housed in a former bank teller room with arched windows and a vaulted ceiling, will offer cocktails with small plates like oysters, cheese and shrimp cocktail, as well as adding tea service. Plans are underway for a private event space on the 14th floor penthouse.

9 Orchard Street (Canal Street), 212-804-9900,,

This elaborate new contemporary Asian restaurant is a starting point for Ahmass Fakahany’s Grupo Altamarea, known for Italian cuisine. Fakahany has lived in Asia for 10 years and said he has long been tempted to try an “Asian cuisine experience”. Designed by ICRAVE and housed in the new Jean Nouvel-designed apartment tower west of the Museum of Modern Art, the restaurant has a dramatic cocktail lounge under a series of half-domed slats on the ground floor. Below the hall is the main dining room, covered by a roof with slatted continuation in a rainbow of colors. Akmal Anuar, who is from Singapore and runs restaurants in Asia and the Middle East, is the chef and partner. Next to him is Mark Yu, the executive chef, whose experience is rooted in New York at Pastis and Catch. On their menu, appetizers, including some dim sum like crystal fritters and seaweed-cured worms, are grouped as hot or cold; other dishes are filed according to the technique, such as steamed (razors, bok choy), grilled (lamb ribs), crock pot (duck, tiger prawns) and wok (quail, pea shoots). The name is a reference to the street and building number. (Opens Wednesday)

53 West 53rd Street, 646-535-3994,

Restaurateur Pino Luongo is on the move. Not long ago, he moved his restaurant, Coco Pazzo, from Prince Street to 307 Spring Street (Hudson Street), which he took over last year, and changed the name to Coco Pazzo Trattoria. Now he’s opening this seafood space, not far from the old Coco Pazzo space. His Italian roots can be found in crudo and tagliolini with sea urchin, but he goes much further with swordfish tacos, seafood paella and shrimp and grits. The chef, David Câmara, worked in Hawaii. (Friday)

184 Prince Street (Sullivan Street), 917-675-7500,

Andrew Quinn, who was executive sous-chef at Eleven Madison Park, teamed up with Cedric Nicaise, a former wine director, to open this seasonal American restaurant in the corner space that housed John Fraser’s Loyal until the pandemic. The menu of the English Mr. Quinn’s includes cashew curry, scallop and grapefruit crudo, kale salad with avocado, salmon with bell pepper and tomato, smoked scallion steak with chives, cherry almond pie and, for an English twist, lemon posset with ice cream and rhubarb . The 70-seat room is done in earth tones, and the name is said to be Dutch colloquial for “North District”, once the name of the area that is now the West Village. Bridgette Zou is also a partner, handling the creative and marketing aspects of the business.

289 Bleecker Street (Seventh Avenue South),

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