Figure Eight Takes a Southern Approach to Chinese Cuisine

A purveyor of Filipino fare in a Chinatown food court, adds this uptown branch. Sizzling plates of chicken adobo and bicol express pork belly, and fried chicken with sweet chile sauce, are the specialties.

Gotham West Market 600 Eleventh Avenue (44th Street), 929-920-8250,

This reliable East Hampton favorite from Honest Man Hospitality, best known for Nick & Toni’s, has moved east to Amagansett, where it has a larger footprint and an outdoor beer garden. Added to a menu that has featured fish and chips, a burger, onion soup and mussels, are cassoulet, Moroccan cauliflower with couscous, cod fish brandade and apple strudel.

177 Main Street (Hedges Lane), Amagansett, N.Y., 631-324-8555,

If a table at Carbone has eluded you all this time, do not even think about the new luxuriously appointed Carbone Privato, which Mario Carbone, a partner in Major Food Group, calls a “bespoke version” of the restaurant that first opened 10 years ago. It’s on the second floor of what had previously been the Tavern by WS and serves some new items, like spaghetti with Dungeness crab and assorted risottos. It’s part of ZZ’s Club, a members-only ($20,000 to join, $10,000 annually) drinking and dining complex that includes the Japanese restaurant ZZ’s, ZZ’s Bar, the Clam Bar, private rooms and other services. Curated art adorns the walls throughout. It’s the New York version of the establishment that made its debut in Miami in 2021.

37 Hudson Yards (30th Street),

Francis Staub, best known for the cookware that bears his name, has revised his Nomad restaurant, La Brasserie, putting his name over the door and on the dinnerware. The chef, Jaime Loja, is the same and so are some of the classic brasserie dishes like bouillabaisse, steak frites, cheese soufflé, onion soup and côte de boeuf flambée for two. Dishes that paid homage to Anthony Bourdain, whose restaurant Les Halles, previously occupied the space, are no longer offered. The traditional décor has been revised somewhat.

411 Park Avenue South (29th Street), 212-567-8282,

This wine bar, owned by Laura Maniec with Laura Walker as executive chef, has added a new bar area in the concourse of the food hall. Cocktails take a seasonal approach, and alongside there are cheese and charcuterie boards, crudos, sandwiches and meatballs.

75 Ninth Avenue (15th Street), 646-237-4847,

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