Fall Previews: The 53 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings Fall 2014

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From coast to coast, America's restaurateurs are getting ready to unleash a whole new crop of restaurants upon the nation in what promises to be a busy Fall openings season.

Prominent chefs are spreading their wings in new cities: Daniel Boulud, for example, is opening in Boston and Washington, DC (Bar Boulud, DBGB Kitchen + Bar). Other big names are sticking to their home turf, like José Andrés (China Chilcano, Washington, DC), Chris Cosentino (Cockscomb, San Francisco), Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (Jon & Vinny's, Los Angeles), Michael Solomonov (Abe Fisher, Philadelphia), and Paul Kahan (Dove's Luncheonette, Chicago).

There are also some exciting moves. NYC expat Sara Kramer is setting up in Los Angeles with a falafel shop, Matt Jennings has left Providence behind for Boston (Townsman), and Gavin Kaysen has left the Boulud empire to open his own restaurant in Minneapolis (Merchant). Below, the wonder and madness that will be dining in Fall 2014:


Atlanta

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Diner

Location: 261 19th Street NW, Atlanta, GA
Chef: Ron Eyester
Projected Opening: Early September 2014
Chef Ron Eyester has set his sights on Atlantic Station for his first restaurant outside of Atlanta's Morningside neighborhood, where he has helped shape the dining scene with Rosebud, Timone's, and The Family Dog. Reps for Diner say the concept is inspired by Eyester's "childhood years spent in New York" and that the look will be "classic dinner with a spin."
· All Diner Coverage on Eater Atlanta

Also Tracking in Atlanta

· Cooks & Soldiers
· Avalon


Austin

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St. Philip

Location: 4715 S Lamar, Austin, TX
Chef: Philip Speer
Projected Opening: Mid-Late September 2014
From the team that brought Austin the hit restaurant Uchi comes this combination pizzeria and bakery. The group's director of culinary operations Philip Speer leads here, and he tells Eater Austin that while he will be serving "hand-stretched 12-inch pizzas," the restaurant "want[s] to stay away from being pigeonholed as this or that style of pizza." There will also be pastries and small plates.
· All St. Philip Coverage on Eater Austin


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Olamaie

Location: 1610 San Antonio Street, Austin TX 78701
Chefs: Michael Fojtasek, Grae Nonas
Projected Opening: Late August 2014
It's been over a year since the restaurant was first announced, but Austin's modern Southern destination is almost ready to open. Chef duo Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas have already undertaken a major renovation of the space, and after a series of successful pop-up dinners, the Olamaie team has Austin pumped for the grand opening of their Southern fine dining restaurant.
· All Olamaie Coverage on Eater Austin

Also Tracking in Austin

· Andrew Curren's Italian Project
· Launderette


Baltimore

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Johnny Sanchez

Location: 1525 Russell St, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Chefs: John Besh, Aarón Sánchez
Projected Opening: August 26, 2014
The Horseshoe Casino opens to the public next week, bringing with it the taqueria by chefs John Besh and Aarón Sánchez. Last year, Besh described the Johnny Sanchez menu as having "fun, whimsical farm-to-table tacos and a fun, casual Mexican food and tequila bar all in one." A press release from the casino adds that the two chefs will "collaborate on everything from the perfect tacos and tostadas, to the beer, wine, and cocktail list, to the décor and atmosphere." Keep an eye out for a Johnny Sanchez to open in New Orleans this year too.


Boston

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Townsman

Location: 120 Kingston St, Boston, MA
Chef: Matt Jennings
Projected Opening: Late 2014
After 10 years, chefs Matt and Kate Jennings have closed their Providence, RI restaurant Farmstead, Inc. and have sets their sights on Boston. Townsman will be located in the new Radian building and Eater Boston writes that "it will surely be a continuation of their commitment to local sourcing, artisanal foods, and New England traditions." Based on Jennings' three wins at COCHON 555's Boston competition, pork is bound to be featured prominently. Reps for the restaurant say the timing for the opening isn't solid yet, but Bostonians are nevertheless waiting with breath bated for its arrival on the scene.
· All Townsman Coverage on Eater Boston


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Bar Boulud

Location: 776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Chef: Daniel Boulud, Aaron Chambers
Projected Opening: Mid-September 2014
Bar Boulud, chef/restaurateur Daniel Boulud's first foray into Boston, will open at the Mandarin Oriental. He tells Eater Boston that the restaurant will celebrate New England seafood and in Boulud tradition, offer a strong charcuterie program. Aaron Chambers will be the leading the kitchen here, and he tells Eater Boston that he sees the restaurant appealing to "a different spectrum of people. You can come there and spend $500 for two, or you can come there and spend maybe $100 for two, so it's offering many levels."
· All Bar Boulud Coverage on Eater Boston


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Hojoko

Location: 1271 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Chef: Tim Cushman
Projected Opening: Late Fall 2014
Boston's restaurant power couple Tim and Nancy Cushman are turning their attention back on Boston, after opening The Roof at Park South in New York City. Their next project is an izakaya at the upcoming Verb Hotel. Reps for the restaurant tell the Boston Globe that the menu will "showcase a whole different side of Japanese culture ... kind of Tokyo pop" with "creative maki rolls."
· All Hojoko Coverage on Eater Boston

Also Tracking in Boston

· Coppersmith Hall
· Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar


Charleston

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Minero

Location: 155 E Bay St Charleston, SC
Chef: Sean Brock
Projected Opening: Early-Mid September 2014
In what was once a wine bar next to his restaurant McCrady's, chef Sean Brock will be opening a brand-new restaurant that is "inspired by the food and culture of Mexico." Guests should expect casual service, a reasonably-priced menu, and, from Brock's Instagram activity, homemade tortillas. Reps say the restaurant is "on track" to open in the first half of September.
· All Minero Coverage on Eater Charleston

Also Tracking in Charleston

· 492
· The Americano
· Bob Waggoner Project


Chicago

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Dove's Luncheonette

Location: 1545 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL
Chef: Paul Kahan
Projected Opening: Mid-September 2014
Paul Kahan is at it again, and this time he's offering what reps are calling "Mexican-inspired Soul food, alongside a tequila and mezcal-focused bar program." The retro-inspired Dove's Luncheonette will be located next door to Kahan's taco shop Big Star, and chef Dennis Bernard is taking charge of the kitchen. Eater Chicago reports the restaurant will have 40 seats, and will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
· All Dove's Luncheonette Coverage on Eater Chicago


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Momotaro

Location: 820 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL
Chefs: Mark Hellyar, Jeff Ramsey
Projected Opening: October 2014
The latest project from the Boka Restaurant Group is sure to be a head-turner: the three-story, 8,500 square foot space is being designed by renowned design firm Avroko. The restaurant has a focus on Japanese cuisine, with Mark Hellyar on board as executive chef and Jeff Ramsey on board as sushi chef.
· All Momotaro Coverage on Eater


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RPM Steak

Location: 80 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL
Partners: RJ and Jerrod Melman, Bill and Giuliana Rancic, Doug Psaltis
Projected Opening: Imminently
The doors will open any day to this steakhouse from the restaurateur team of brothers RJ and Jerrod Melman and famous people Bill and Giuliana Rancic. The team from RPM Italian is once again partnering with chef Doug Psaltis, who tells Eater Chicago he is looking to create a "guilt-free steakhouse" that treats things like fish and vegetables with care. The 8,500-square foot, 150 seat restaurant will feel "old fashioned with a little drama to it."
· All RPM Steak Coverage on Eater Chicago


Also Tracking in Chicago

· Land & Sea Dept
· Highline Bar + Lounge
· Geek Bar
· The Northman
· TBA Stephanie Izard project


Cleveland

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Mabel's BBQ

Location: 2050 E 4th St Cleveland, OH
Chef: Michael Symon
Projected Opening: Late Fall 2014
As he previously teased, chef/The Chew host Michael Symon is opening a new restaurant in Cleveland. A press release describes Mabel's BBQ as a "Cleveland-style barbecue restaurant" located next door to his restaurant Lola Bistro. The restaurant will seat 100, offering menu items like smoked chicken wings, crispy pig ears, and applewood-smoked barbecue topped with a mustard-based sauce. Along with craft beer and whiskey, the bar will offer moonshine.


Dallas

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Ten Ramen

Location: 1818 Sylvan Avenue, Dallas, TX
Chef: Teiichi Sakurai
Projected Opening: October 2014
A fire this March at the future development Sylvan Thirty stalled Tei-An chef/owner Teiichi Sakurai's plans for a 13-seat ramen-ya. After rebuilding, Sakurai is back on track to open what Eater Dallas says will be "truly something for noodle-obsessives to get excited about."
· All Ten Ramen Coverage on Eater Dallas


Also Tracking in Dallas

· Proof & Pantry
· Bradley Ogden Projects
· Smoke (Plano)


Denver

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Osaka Ramen

Location: 2611 Walnut Street, Denver, CO
Chef: Jeff Osaka
Projected Opening: Late Fall 2014
With the subterranean Osaka Ramen, "the ramen game in Denver will change" says Eater Denver. Twelve chef/owner Jeff Osaka promises ramen made with lauded Sun Noodles plus "izakaya-style items ranging from small pickle plates to fried fish, yakitori skewers, gyoza, and more." Reps for the restaurant say they are aiming for a November or December opening.
· All Osaka Ramen Coverage on Eater Denver


Also Tracking in Denver

· The Griffin
· Sarto's


Detroit

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Republic and Parks & Rec

Location: 1942 Grand River, Detroit, Michigan
Chef: Kate Williams
Projected Opening: October - November 2014
Chef Kate Williams is about to make a big impact on the Detroit dining scene with the opening of two new restaurants in the Grand Army of the Republic Building. First up is Republic, an 85-seat "old world European tavern" that will be the larger of the two concepts, Williams tells Eater Detroit. Sharing a kitchen with Republic is Parks & Rec, so named for the building's former use as home to the city's department of parks and recreation. This smaller restaurant will be serving more casual fare like "boozy milkshakes, hand pies, sandwiches, homemade pizza rolls, and 'a lot of vegetarian staples.'" Williams tells Eater she expects Parks & Rec to open in October, with Republic following in November.
· All Republic Coverage on Eater Detroit


Also Tracking in Detroit

· Guns + Butter
· Selden Standard
· La Rondinella


Houston

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FM 903

Location: 903 Westheimer Houston, TX
Owner: Ryan Hildebrand
Projected Opening: Fall 2014
Soon Houston will have a new place for what Triniti owner Ryan Hildebrand describes to Eater Houston as "rustic, farmhouse fare, largely derived from the production in the on-site greenhouse." His team will be highlighting the greenhouse-sourced ingredients "through fresh, minimalistic preparations." There will also be an adjoining bakery headed up by pastry chef Samantha Mendoza. This project has been a long time in the making, but pop-ups have kept excitement levels high.
· All FM 903 Coverage on Eater Houston


Also Tracking in Houston

· Weights+Measures
· Bistro Menil
· Public Services Wine & Whiskey Bar


Las Vegas

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Downtown Summerlin

Location: 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Las Vegas, NV
Chef: Various
Projected Opening: October 9, 2014
On October 9, the retail and entertainment destination Downtown Summerlin will open in Vegas, bringing with it a slate of highly anticipated restaurants. Leading the pack is Wolfgang Puck's first restaurant off the strip, to be called Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill. There will also be a new restaurant from Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla, which will feature "all things grilled, roasted, shucked and seared" reports Eater Vegas. There are plenty of other restaurants in the mix, too, like Moto Cafe's second location, Crave, Sushi Loca, and Nekter Juice Bar, plus reps for Downtown Summerlin say more will be announced in the coming weeks. Do note that the exact opening dates for each restaurant are not yet confirmed.
· All Downtown Summerlin Coverage on Eater Vegas


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SLS Las Vegas

Location: 2535 Las Vegas Boulevard S., Las Vegas, NV
Chef: Various
Projected Opening: August 23, 2014
The SLS Vegas officially opens this Saturday. It will be the home to the much-hyped Bazaar Meat by José Andrés (which began taking reservations back in June). Andrés explained earlier this year that while people will probably "describe it as a steakhouse," he wants to "do so much more than that" with unique offerings like a raw meat bar. Andrés is also opening Ku Noodle in the SLS, where it will join restaurants like Cleo, Katsuya, the Griddle Cafe, Umami Burger, and 800 Degrees Pizza.
· All Bazaar Meat Coverage on Eater Vegas


Also Tracking in Las Vegas

· Lao Sze Chuan
· Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar
· Border Grill at the Forum Shops


Los Angeles

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Pistola

Location: 8022 W. Third Street, Los Angeles, CA
Partners: Vic Casanova and Seth Glassman
Projected Opening: Mid-September 2014
Eater LA reports that this highly anticipated restaurant will be "modeled after a 1950's NY steakhouse with Italian influences." That means steaks, pastas, seafood, and what the website is calling "classic" cocktails. Eater LA notes that Glassman has been "instrumental in changing the West Hollywood environs from a party scene to a legitimate place for power dining."
· All Pistola Coverage on Eater LA


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Unnamed Sara Kramer Project

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Chefs: Sara Kramer, Sarah Hymanson
Projected Opening: Late Fall 2014
Chef and NYC expat Sara Kramer is keeping tight-lipped about her two upcoming LA projects, but does confirm to Eater that she and her former sous chef Sarah Hymanson are hoping to get the first, a casual falafel shop, open later this Fall. Kramer won't reveal the name or the address at this point, but she says it will be "very vegetabley, as one might expect from us. We'll be grilling house-made bread to order. It will be a much more vibrant and playful approach to the classic rendition." The second concept, a sit-down restaurant, will come after.
· All Sara Kramer Coverage on Eater LA

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Jon & Vinny's

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Chefs: Jon Shook, Vinny Dotolo
Projected Opening: Late Fall 2014
Earlier this Summer, chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo told Eater that their plans for the Damiano space, located across the street from their hit restaurant Animal, would include a commissary kitchen, a wine shop, and a restaurant, tentatively called Jon & Vinny's. Reps say the name isn't 100% finalized yet, but that all systems are go with the first phase of opening: the production kitchen is likely to be up and running in three weeks, with the wine shop, and then the restaurant to follow. The restaurant opening might creep into Winter, but the group is looking to open fully by the end of the year. Not too much is known in terms of what kind of food Jon & Vinny's might serve, but the chefs told Eater to expect "more approachable" fare in a concept that they "could potentially do more of."
· All Jon & Vinny's Coverage on Eater LA


Also Tracking in Los Angeles

· Bryant Ng Rustic Canyon SaMo Projects
· Big Gay Ice Cream
· Salt and Straw
· Sidecar Doughnuts
· Redbird


Louisville

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Feast BBQ

Location: 909 E. Market St. Louisville, KY
Chef: Ryan Rogers
Projected Opening: Late November 2014
After some extensive renovation, Kentucky barbecue proprietor Ryan Rogers is coming closer to opening his second location of his hit Feast BBQ, this time in Louisville proper. He's opening in a historic building, and he may well find himself next door to a microbrewery. Rogers tells Eater that the targeted November opening might push into December.
· All Feast BBQ Coverage on Eater Louisville


Also Tracking in Louisville

· The Post Pub


Madison

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Sujeo

Location: 10 N. Livingston Street, Madison, WI
Chef: Tory Miller
Projected Opening: Labor Day weekend, 2014
Chef Tory Miller is hard at work on his third Madison restaurant Sujeo. From the restaurant's Facebook page, Miller will be serving up "Korean-inspired local Asian cuisine" and promises a dim sum brunch and a late night noodle bar. Diners can also expect "Korean BBQ Ssam, Soju cocktails," and "patio seating." Miller and his team are hoping to open Labor Day weekend, but a rep from the restaurant notes that this might push a bit later depending on construction that still needs to be done.


Maine

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Ebb & Flow

Location: 100 Commercial St, Portland, ME
Chef: William D'Auvray
Projected Opening: Mid-September 2014
Nova Seafood owner Angelo Ciocca and chef William D'Auvray are bringing Mediterranean fare to Portland. Not surprisingly, they're keeping the focus on the ocean for the menu at Ebb & Flow. A recent tweet from the restaurant puts the targeted opening in mid-September, noting that there are "a few issues & design elements" that need to be addressed.


Also Tracking in Maine

· William Garfield/Miyake Diner space project


Miami

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Morimoto South Beach

Location: 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
Chef: Masaharu Morimoto
Projected Opening: Last Week of September 2014
The opening has been a bit delayed, but when Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto finally opens his doors at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand in South Beach, Miami will welcome him with open arms. Per Eater Miami editor Ana Heretoiu, Morimoto is aiming to bring his brand of sophisticated Japanese fare to South Beach the last week of September.
· All Morimoto Coverage on Eater Miami


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Piripi

Location: 320 San Lorenzo Avenue, Miami, FL
Chef: Najat Kaanache
Projected Opening: Fall 2014
San Sebastian-born chef/actress/activist and elBulli alum Najat Kaanache is planting roots in Miami. Eater Miami reports that the restaurant will have 200 seats and a focus on seafood, tapas, and paellas. Per the website, the name refers to a Spanish term meaning "a sensation of slight intoxication where reality begins to seem like a dream."
· All Piripi Coverage on Eater Miami


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Seagrape

Location: 4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
Chef: Michelle Bernstein
Projected Opening: Late October 2014
Miami restaurant power couple chef Michelle Bernstein and her husband/partner David Martinez are opening a new restaurant together at the new Thompson Miami Beach hotel. Bernstein is quoted in a press release saying: "The beach and ocean will not only be an inspiration for the design of Seagrape, but will also find their way onto the menu in various incarnations." The restaurant is a big one, with 267 seats, and the kitchens will provide "poolside and bar service, as well as in-room dining and on-site catering."
· All Seagrape Coverage on Eater Miami


Also Tracking in Miami

· Tom Colicchio restaurant at 1 Hotel
· Michael Schwartz restaurant at Paraiso Bay


Minneapolis

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Merchant

Location: 211 N 1st St Minneapolis, MN
Chef: Gavin Kaysen
Projected Opening: Late November 2014
After seven years at Cafe Boulud in NYC, chef Gavin Kaysen has returned home to strike out on his own (with some impressive investors behind him apparently). Mpls.St.Paul Magazine reports that Merchant is taking a 6,400 square foot space that will have garage doors allowing for outdoor seating in the warmer months.
· All Merchant Coverage on Eater


Also Tracking in Minneapolis

· Saint Dinette
· The Third Bird


Nashville

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Chauhan Ale & Masala House

Location: 123 12th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee
Chef: Maneet Chauhan
Projected Opening: September 2014
Chopped chopper Maneet Chauhan has Nashville excited for her new "British pub with Indian influences." She's brought on NYC transplant Vasisht Ramasubramanian, an alum of ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina, to be chef de cuisine while front of the house is shaping up to have "a modern, casual vibe," reports Eater Nashville.
· All Chauhan Ale & Masala House Coverage on Eater Nashville


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5th & Taylor

Location: 1515 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN
Chef: Daniel Lindley
Projected Opening: Fall 2014
Chatanooga chef (and five-time semifinalist for the James Beard Best Chef: Southest award) Daniel Lindley is heading to Nashville. Rumors of Lindley's move began back in April, and Lindley confirmed in July that he would be opening 5th & Taylor where he will serve a "regional and seasonally focused American menu." This is no small restaurant either; the interior space clocks in 6,200 square feet with an additional 2,500 square feet of outdoor patio and bar space, seating 250 in total.
· All 5th & Taylor Coverage on Eater Nashville


Also Tracking in Nashville

· Prima
· Butchertown Hall
· Flip Burger


New Orleans

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Brennan's

Location: 417 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA
Chef: Slade Rushing
Projected Opening: October 2014
After a over a year of intense legal battles and a forced shutter, the doors at iconic New Orleans restaurant Brennan's will once again be open this Fall under the leadership of proprietors Terry White and Ralph Brennan. Heading up the kitchen is Slade Rushing, one half of the chef duo at MiLa. Eater Nola speculates that Rushing may well keep some of the restaurant's most famous menu items, and reps from the restaurant say the menu will offer "a selection of traditional New Orleans favorites as well as distinct seasonal daily offerings." Front of house is getting some attention too with a multi-million dollar renovation and a redesign by Richard Keith Langham.
· All Brennan's Coverage on Eater NOLA


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Unnamed Justin Devillier Project

Location: 640 Carondelet St New Orleans, LA
Chef: Justin Devillier
Projected Opening: Late Fall 2014
New Orleans chef and Top Chef contestant Justin Devillier is gearing up to open his second restaurant. The Times-Picayune reports that the restaurant will "be more casual than [Devillier's] La Petite Grocery" with a bar that will feature a "cold station" serving raw seafood. Reps tell Eater that the as yet unnamed project is currently under construction, with an aim to open by late November (though it might push into early December).
· All Justin Devillier Coverage on Eater NOLA


Also Tracking in New Orleans

· Johnny Sanchez
· Red's Chinese


New York City

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Marta

Location: 29 East 29th Street, New York, NY
Key Players: Danny Meyer, Terry Coughlin, and Nick Anderer
Projected Opening: August 25 2014
The Maialino team within Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group is just about ready to welcome New Yorkers into this all-day pizza restaurant for the recently rebranded Martha Washington Hotel. According to Eater NY, Marta will be offering a menu that puts its eight-foot open-fire grill and two wood-burning pizza ovens to good use.
· All Marta Coverage on Eater NY


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Cosme

Location: 35 E. 21st Street, New York, NY
Chef: Enrique Olvera
Projected Opening: Early September 2014
This highly anticipated restaurant from Mexico City chef Enrique Olvera is in its final stretch. PR reps tell Eater that the restaurant will be opening in early September and that the menu will be "rooted in Mexican flavors and traditions, while also celebrating local and seasonal ingredients from the Hudson Valley and surrounding region." Olvera also has his eye on opening a tortilleria in Brooklyn.
· All Cosme Coverage on Eater NY


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White Street

Location: 221 West Broadway, New York, NY
Chef: Floyd Cardoz
Projected Opening: Early September 2014
White Street is acclaimed NYC chef Floyd Cardoz's restaurant with a "global" bent. Cardoz is partnering with media tycoons/restaurateurs Dan Abrams and Dave Zinczenko, and BondSt vet Christine Cole on the project. Cole told Eater NY earlier this Summer that the menu will be "modern American" and that the space will evoke the "sophistication and glamour of old New York."
· All White Street Coverage on Eater NY


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Dirty French

Location: 180 Ludlow Street, New York, NY
Partners: Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick
Projected Opening: First Week of September 2014
The Torrisi team has a bunch of openings in the pipeline this Fall, and leading the pack is Dirty French at the Ludlow hotel. Eater NY reports that it will be a a French bistro and the group's "first real departure from Italian cooking." Partner Jeff Zalaznick tells Eater that the group's High Line restaurant project is scheduled for a mid-October opening, and that an Upper West Side location of Parm is slated to debut in October too.
· All Dirty French Coverage on Eater NY


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ABC Home Grown

Location: 38 E. 19th St., New York, NY
Chefs: Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Projected Opening: Fall 2014
ABC Home Grown will be Jean-Georges Vongerichten's third in the complex connected to ABC Carpet & Home, joining his ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina. He'll be offering vegetarian and vegan food with an international bent. While previous reports put the opening sometime before the end of 2014, don't be surprised if this one stretches into 2015.
· All ABC Home Grown Coverage on Eater NY


Also Tracking in New York City

· Birds & Bubbles
· Momofuku Ko relocation
· El Colmado Butchery
· George Mendes Portuguese restaurant
· Berg'n
· Brooklyn Fare Manhattan
· Shuko


Philadelphia

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Abe Fisher

Location: 1623 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Partners: Mike Solomonov, Steve Cook
Projected Opening: Early September
From the restaurateur duo that brought Philadelphia hit restaurants like Zahav and the Federal Doughnuts mini-chain comes Abe Fisher. Eater Philly reports that Abe Fisher will "focus on cuisine of the Jewish diaspora," which means small plates inspired by "Montreal, New York City, Hungary and beyond." The restaurant's sister project, a hummusiya named Dizengoff, has just opened, and reps for Abe Fisher promise to be open in time for Center City Restaurant Week, which kicks off on September 7.
· All Abe Fisher Coverage on Eater Philly [-E-]


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Lo Spiedo

Location: 4501 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Chef: Marc Vetri
Projected Opening: Late September 2014
Things are finally moving at chef/restaurateur Marc Vetri's long-awaited Navy Yard project. Eater Philly reports that Vetri has named Scott Calhoun as chef de cuisine of Lo Spiedo, where he will oversee a menu that focuses on rotisserie and grilled meat (the name means "the spit" in Italian). The restaurant will have 150 seats, outdoor seating, and will be open for lunch and dinner. Per Eater Philly editor Carly Szkaradnik, the opening might roll past September considering the scope of the project.
· All Lo Spiedo Coverage on Eater Philly


Also Tracking in Philly

· Kevin Sbraga Project
· Brigantessa
· Girard Brasserie & Bruncherie


Portland

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Bamboo Izakaya

Location: 1409 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR
Owner: Kristofor Lofgren
Projected Opening: September 8 2014
Eater Portland is calling this izakaya "the binchō-tan and booze arm of the sustainability minded Bamboo Sushi restaurants." The menu will feature kushiyaki (skewers) cooked over Japanese charcoal and a selection of small plates. Brunch goes in a slightly different direction with a signature bacon flight.
· All Bamboo Izakaya Coverage on Eater PDX


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BTU Brasserie

Location: 5846 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR
Partners: Chris Bogart and Nate Yovu
Projected Opening: Late August-Early September 2014
Chinese food and house-brewed craft beer are the winning combination at the heart of the soon-to-be-open BTU Brasserie. Chef Chris Bogart says he and partner Nate Yovu are "getting down to final finishes and inspections" at their 4,100-square-foot, 40-seat restaurant and brewery, which according to Eater PDX, will offer a menu influenced by "Schezuan and Hunan cooking styles," and meat roasted in a custom barbecue smokehouse.
· All BTU Brasserie Coverage on Eater PDX


Also Tracking in Portland

· All-Way
· Renata


San Diego

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Bottega Americano

Location: 1195 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA
Partners: David Warner, Giuseppe Ciuffa, Chad Ruyle, Greg Van De Velde
Projected Opening: Late August 2014
San Diego is eagerly awaiting its first Eataly-esque food destination, Bottega Americano. Chef David Warner and company are transforming 8,000 square feet into a food hall with what Eater San Diego calls "interactive food bars." A new press release from the group explains that this "restaurant-meets-market concept" will pay homage to the look and feel of "1950's Italian glamour with a blend of crisp, modern graphics, and old-world charm."
· All Bottega Americano Coverage on Eater San Diego


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Kettner Exchange

Location: 2001 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA
Owner: Matt Spencer
Projected Opening: Mid-September 2014
Industry vet Matt Spencer is teaming up with executive chef Brian Redzikowski to bring San Diego this 8,000-square-foot, two-story dining destination. An early look at the menu from Eater San Diego reveals a seasonally-inclined roster of dishes. The adjacent space will eventually be home to the Donut Joint, which Eater San Diego reports will "have a rooftop patio, and serve a selection of baked, fried and gluten-free donuts, plus organic drip coffee." Reps say Donut Joint is looking at a February or March opening.
· All Kettner Exchange Coverage on Eater San Diego


Also Tracking in San Diego

· Stella Public House and Halcyon
· Beerfish
· Swine Bar


San Francisco

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Cockscomb

Location: 564 Fourth St., San Francisco, CA
Chef: Chris Cosentino
Projected Opening: Late Fall 2014
Back in February, chef Chris Cosentino announced that he would be taking over the restaurant space that was once home to Zuppa. Earlier this Summer he revealed that the name would be Cockscomb. Reps are keeping mum when it comes to more details, but considering Cosentino's playbook, don't be surprised if there is excellent charcuterie on offer.
· All Cockscomb Coverage on Eater SF


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Unnamed Daniel Patterson Group Restaurant

Location: 1001 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA
Chef: Brett Cooper
Projected Opening: Late November 2014
It doesn't have a name yet, but all systems are go for the Daniel Patterson Restaurant's group's next project with chef Brett Cooper. Reps for DPG tell Eater: "The restaurant is the first of what will become a new collaborative direction for the DPG brand: restaurant incubator. DPG is providing the infrastructural support and helping find funding to allow Cooper to open, run, and co-own his own restaurant." Expect 45 or so seats, a chef's counter, "creative Californian flavors" made with produce grown specifically for Cooper, and desserts from Sean Ehland, formerly of McCrady's.
· All Daniel Patterson Coverage on Eater SF


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Arguello

Location: 50 Moraga, The Presidio of San Francisco, CA
Chef: Traci Des Jardins
Projected Opening: October 7, 2014
Days after opening of her Presidio restaurant The Commisary, chef Traci Des Jardins announced she'd be bringing another restaurant to the Presidio. Arguello will be a Mexican restaurant located at the historic Presidio Officers' Club. With 118 seats, a 22-seat bar, and a heated patio, the restaurant will be "a more upscale, sit-down conception of Mexican than Des Jardins' fast-casual Mijita outposts," reports Eater SF.
· All Arguello Coverage on Eater SF


Also Tracking in San Francisco

· American Masala
· AmEx Centurion Lounge
· The Hall
· Pink Zebra
· Liholiho Yacht Club
· Huxley


Seattle

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Trove

Location: 500 E Pike St, Seattle, WA
Chefs: Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi
Projected Opening: September 2014
This is a mega-project from the chefs who brought Seattle the acclaimed restaurants Revel and Joule. Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi are opening four concepts in one 4,000-square-foot space. Seattle Met reports that there will be a quick-service noodle bar with a daily changing menu of handmade noodles and rice cakes, a sit-down Korean barbecue restaurant where two-thirds of the tables have "built-in grills," a bar with a focus on "international beers," and lastly a "parfait window."
· All Trove Coverage on Eater Seattle


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Quality Athletics

Location: S King St and Occidental Ave, Seattle, WA
Chef: Josh Henderson
Projected Opening: First week of September 2014
Chef/restaurateur Josh Henderson and his Huxley Wallace Collective are opening what they are calling a "sports bar" where "the vibe will be fun, the food and drinks excellent, and the flat screens plentiful." There will also be "a large wood-fired grill and rotisserie, roof top garden, an AstroTurf back bar," and "outdoor fire pits." Henderson recently told Eater Seattle that he wants to be open in time for the first Seahawks game on September 4, and that the restaurant will be open that week "come hell or high water."
· All Quality Athletics Coverage on Eater Seattle


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John Sundstrom Central Agency Building Projects

Location: 952 East Seneca Street Seattle, WA
Chef: John Sundstrom
Projected Opening: October 2014
Seattle chef John Sundstrom is bringing three concepts to the Central Agency Building this Fall, reports Eater Seattle. Bitter/Raw will occupy the mezzanine and serve up an extensive raw menu and an assortment of amaros and aperetifs. On the ground floor will be Slab Sandwich + Pie, a daytime sandwich shop that will also have espresso, slab pie, juice, plus a limited selection of grocery items. But perhaps the biggest news is that Sundstrom is relocating his beloved restaurant Lark to the CAB, where he will expand the menu and add a full-sized bar.
· All John Sundstrom Coverage on Eater Seattle


Also Tracking in Seattle

· Manolin
· Chop Shop Cafe & Bar


St. Louis

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The Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co.

Location: 1831 Sidney Street, St. Louis, MO
Chef: Kevin Nashan
Projected Opening: Late August 2014
PR reps tell Eater that this restaurant from chef Kevin Nashan is opening "sometime in the next couple of weeks." The restaurant is down the street from Nashan's 10-year-old Sydney Street Bistro and as Eater reported earlier this Summer, the focus is seafood and the "Acadian tie between Northeastern and Louisiana cuisines." This means diners can expect a raw bar, chowders, lobster rolls, oyster Po'Boys, and seafood boils.


St. Petersburg, FL

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FarmTable Kitchen

Location: 179 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL
Chef: Michael Mina, Don Pintabona
Projected Opening: Fall 2014
Michael Mina is partnering with chef and author Don Pintabona to bring a new concept to the St. Petersburg development the Sundial. According to a press release, FarmTable Kitchen will "offer a seasonally inspired menu with a casual farm-to-table feel that brings the best of Mina's California alongside Pintabona's Italian flavors." FarmTable Kitchen will be located within a brand new, food hall concept from the duo to be called Locale Market. The 20,000-foot retail destination will have a gourmet grocery, a delicatessen, a coffee bar, a wine bar, and a bakery.


Washington, DC

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DBGB Kitchen + Bar

Location: 931 H Street, NW, Washington, DC
Chefs: Daniel Boulud, Ed Scarpone
Projected Opening: Mid-September 2014
It's been in the works for more than a year, but chef/restaurateur Daniel Boulud is almost ready to open his first DC outpost, in the CityCenter development. Boulud is bringing former db Bistro Moderne executive sous chef Ed Scarpone to run the kitchen at DBGB Kitchen + Bar. The restaurant's website describes the concept of DBGB Kitchen + Bar as "French brasserie meets the American Tavern" and Boulud tells Eater: "We don't do carbon copies: It's chef driven and market driven."
· All Daniel Boulud Coverage on Eater DC


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China Chilcano

Location: 418 7th St. NW, Washington, DC
Chef: José Andrés
Projected Opening: Fall 2014
With this upcoming restaurant, chef José Andrés is turning his attention to Peru's Chifa cuisine and creating a brand new concept. This Chinese-Peruvian focus means that there may well be guinea pig, but also items like "ceviche, fried rice and dumplings," reports Eater DC.
· All China Chilcano Coverage on Eater DC


Also Tracking in Washington, DC

· Maketto




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