New Concepts

The Robey Hotel to Open Cabana Club in May

Ready to embrace Chicago’s 2017 summer season, The Robey hotel in Chicago’s Wicker Park/Bucktown announced the newest addition to its stand-out collection of food and drink venues—Cabana Club, a rooftop poolside imbibing and dining spot opening early May.

Hendriks Café & Rooftop Bar Opening Soon in NYC

Hendriks, the classic American craft cocktail bar and restaurant in New York City’s Murray Hill, is expanding to add Hendriks Café, a garden patio surrounded by breezy French doors, opening the first week of May, and upstairs rooftop bar with a new American menu and creative cocktails, expected in July.

Portola Hotel & Spa Debuts New Restaurant: Jacks Monterey

The AAA Four Diamond Portola Hotel & Spa, overlooking Monterey Bay and Fisherman’s Wharf, announces the culmination of its $6 million dollar lobby renovation, as they cut the ribbon on a new lobby and introduce a new lobby bar/restaurant; Jacks Monterey, in its entirely reimagined new space located in the Portola's lower lobby.

Cafeteria Group, John DeLucie Revive NYC's Empire Diner

Empire Diner, the iconic freestanding diner in the West Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, officially opened its doors April 24. In partnership with Cafeteria Group and Chef/Proprietor John DeLucie, the full-service restaurant will offer daily menus of Classic American fare.

This is the Future of Restaurant Portfolios

High-caliber chefs are known to build sizable empires with multiple fine-dining concepts, and they are increasingly adding fast casuals to the mix. Chef-entrepreneurs like Tom Colicchio, José Andrés, and Sam Fox, who have opened multiple full-service concepts all over the country, are now exploring hybrid opportunities with ’Wichcraft, Beefsteak, and Flower Child, respectively.

Navy Yard Hospitality Group Launches ReelHouse in East Boston

ReelHouse, the highly anticipated restaurant slated to open April 21, will be ushering its guests in by foot, car, and boat. Located at 6 New Street in East Boston at the base of The Eddy, one of Boston’s newest luxury apartment buildings overlooking the East Boston waterfront, ReelHouse is set to become Boston’s hottest landmark waterfront dining destination.

Michael Mina to Make Tennessee Debut in 2018

Turnberry Associates, the developer of JW Marriott Nashville, announced the luxury hotel will welcome Michelin Star Chef Michael Mina to Tennessee. Set to open with the 533-room property in 2018, Bourbon Steak will offer guests a modern American steakhouse and timeless dining experience with a twist.

Denver Chef Elise Wiggins to Open Cattivella

Award-winning Denver chef Elise Wiggins will open Cattivella, wood-fired Italian on April 19. The first restaurant to open in the Eastbridge Town Center in Denver’s burgeoning Stapleton neighborhood where she lives.

Daniel Boulud's Next Project is a Gigantic One

Famed restaurateur Daniel Boulud has a massive project in the works. Boulud is set to open an 11,000 square-foot restaurant at One Vanderbilt in New York City, the 1,400-foot skyscraper being build next to Grand Central Terminal, reports The New York Post.

The LA Police Academy Lays Down the Law—and Breakfast

Nestled in Elysian Park, an unassuming diner seems miles away from the bustling highways of Los Angeles, when in fact it is right in the center. The recently renovated interior still sports retro flourishes—a throwback to the café’s founding decades ago.

Prohibition Chicken to Open April 25 in Lewisville

Prohibition Chicken, a full service restaurant/bar collaboration by Josh Babb and Sean Clavir (Musume, The Chop Shop, Chop Shop Live) and Chef Roger Kaplan (Restaurant Innovations) will open to the public on April 25 at 201 W.

Chicago's AMK Kitchen Bar Reopens With New Menu

On April 18, AMK Kitchen Bar in Chicago will reopen after a two-week closing for interior enhancements and mechanical upgrades. Diners will see the return of the innovative American fare that made the restaurant a neighborhood favorite.

Dog-Friendly Restaurants Pups and People Can Love

Stephen Ochs was tired of meeting friends for dinner and then dashing home to walk his dog. So he came up with a rather straightforward solution. Why pick one or the other if you can have both?This fall in Atlanta, he will open a concept that includes a full-service eatery, a full bar and Fetch Park, an on-site dog park bar.

Badshah Opening in Hell's Kitchen

Badshah is the latest venture from Abishek Sharma (Surya, Swagat) and former Babu Ji Executive Chef Charles Mani. Named after the Hindi term for “King of the Village,” Badshah will feature inventive dishes inspired by Indian street food, and signature classics updated in creative ways with spices and flavors from across Asia.