The Upper East Side continues to make its mark on New York City’s dining scene with a slate of new restaurants set to open in the coming months, including a new establishment from world famous chef Daniel Boulud, a new outpost from a popular Manhattan restaurant group Fumo, a new private members club and a popular noodle shop on the move — all revealed during Community Board 8’s Street Life Committee meeting Tuesday night.
The Miami-based private club for the wealthy named Casa Tua is slated to open its first New York City location inside the Surrey Hotel at 20 East 76th Street, at the corner of Madison Avenue.
Featuring a restaurant and bar on the second floor of the hotel — which is currently undergoing extensive renovations — the member’s club will require an initiation fee and yearly dues, just like the other new private billionaire’s club by Robin Birley set to open on Madison Avenue.
According to a representative, Casa Tua has a “code of conduct requiring its members to have proper decorum both within the members club and without and their consequences should they fail to do that.”
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New Daniel Boulud Restaurant
Nearly two years after his acclaimed Cafe Boulud inside the Surrey Hotel closed its doors, Chef Daniel Boulud is set to bring an exciting new restaurant to the Upper East Side, to be located at 100 East 63rd Street, near the corner of Park Avenue.
Right now, renovations are underway inside the space, according to a representative who said it had been vacant for more than a year.
Chef Boulud owns a number of restaurants in Manhattan, including Daniel on East 65th Street, which features award-winning contemporary French cuisine.
The new restaurant is expected to open around September.
Currently under construction inside the space formerly home to the Yorkville Indian spot Ashoka is a brand new Japanese restaurant named IKYU.
A representative told Community Board 8’s Street Life committee Tuesday night they expected the work at IKYU, located at 1718 Second Avenue, between East 88th and 89th Streets, to be complete within a month.
Hours are planned to be from 11:00 am to 10:30 pm
Peng’s Noodle Folk
The longtime Upper East Side noodle house near the corner of East 86th Street and First Avenue whose building is slated for demolition is set to open a new location a little further south in the neighborhood.
A representative revealed the owner of Peng’s Noodle Folk had secured space at 1016 Lexington Avenue, between East 73rd and 74th Streets, and planned to open a new restaurant at the location.
Though the rep did not specifically mention a move, Upper East Site had previously reported Peng’s Noodle Folk was among a dozen businesses whose buildings were being demolished at their Yorkville street corner.
The new restaurant can fit 74 guests and will be open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm on weekdays. On weekends Peng’s will be open until midnight.
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Fumo, the Manhattan-based Italian restaurant group known for its specialty pizza, is expanding its footprint with a third location right here the Upper East Side.
Set to open at 1626 Second Avenue between East 84th and 85th Street, formerly home to Who’s Jac W.? which closed back on New Year’s Day after just over a year in business on the UES.
Fumo, which means ‘smoke’ in Italian and is named in honor of the restaurant’s brick oven, will be able to seat a total of 74 guests. The UES location will be the Fumo’s third, joining sister restaurants in Harlem and the Upper West Side.
Hours are expected to be from 11:00 am to Midnight on Sunday through Thursday. On Fridays and Saturday’s Fumo will stay open until 1:00 am.
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