The Upper West Side is about to get some new restaurants, and substantial changes to existing spots.
Danny Meyers’ Daily Provisions at is set to open on Amsterdam Avenue and 78th Street on Wednesday at 6 a.m. “Come early – we’re celebrating with prizes for the first 100 guests at both locations and a few fun surprises,” the restaurant said in an email.
Daily Provisions starts the day with baked goods — including a signature caramel apple cruller — but serves sandwiches, salads and other bites throughout the day. We last wrote about it here.
Asset, the sister restaurant to Tessa, now plans to open on Columbus Avenue between 75th and 76th Streets on Thursday (They’ll begin taking reservations on Friday.) Expect homemade pasta, with entrees featuring seafood, chicken and beef. Plus a “simply grilled” section. We last wrote about it here.
Pizzeria Sirenetta at 568 Amsterdam Avenue (88th) is becoming a more traditional Italian restaurant and thus will just be called Sirenetta. “Pizzeria Sirenetta is now a more general Italian restaurant with rustic fare like octopus a la plancha with salsa verde, roasted eggplant with pine nuts, rigatoni alla Bolognese, fettuccine cacio e pepe, roasted branzino with braised artichokes and a lamb burger with yogurt sauce,” Florence Fabricant reports. “Five of the pizzas remain on the menu.”
And Olma Restaurant & Bar, which was known for caviar, extravagant brunches and other dishes, closed suddenly with a sign on the door. It’s quite a sign! They’ll be opening a new restaurant in the space, apparently, which will be “the real deal. Koch, Dinkins, Giuliani all rolled up in one.” Yum! Olma’s owner Jacob tells us that they’ll be announcing the new concept soon, with a celebrity partner. Ecstasy, here we come! Thanks to Deri for the photo.