Eddy Buckingham and his partner in Chinese Tuxedo, Jeff Lam, have headed, in dramatic fashion, to Southeast Asia with their new restaurant. The full black, orange, brown and yellow-splashed interior will not be revealed for a couple of weeks, but some of the furniture is being moved to the sidewalk for dining. On Sept. 30, the partners plan to open for indoor dining, restricted to 25 percent capacity (18 seats, with all-day dining available on weekends starting Oct. 17). The chef, Paul Donnelly, who is from Glasgow, Scotland, worked throughout Southeast Asia and is an owner. His menu makes ample use of ingredients like lemongrass, fried shallots, turmeric, curry leaves, banana blossoms, shrimp paste and green papaya. Dishes include stir-fried water spinach, oysters, fried chicken, fried rice, barbecue red shrimp and crispy lamb ribs. Mr. Buckingham named the restaurant for a William Blake poem, a favorite of his. (Opens Thursday)
1 Howard Street (Centre Street), 646-476-7566, thetygernyc.com.
Before there was this Peruvian restaurant, which opened at the beginning of summer, there were Claudia Berroa’s flans. A native of Peru, she started making and selling the dessert, to much acclaim, in 2014. They’re still being sold in several markets and at this Bronx restaurant, which she and her husband, Rich Berroa, own, and where she is the chef. It’s a storefront offering empanadas with fillings like chicken, lomo saltado and green vegetables. The flans come in several flavors, including passion fruit, coffee and, for fall, pumpkin. Many of the Peruvian classics like papa a la huancaína, chaufa (fried rice) and yuca fries are listed as sides, but they’re worth sampling. The restaurant offers takeout and delivery. There’s seating in the park nearby, and Mr. Berroa plans to open for indoor dining on Sept. 30, accommodating 14 diners.
5981 Broadway (Manhattan College Parkway), Riverdale, Bronx, 718-884-7378, claudys.com.
The top-rated seafood palace, closed since the start of the pandemic, will reopen with indoor seating on Sept. 30. When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced last week that indoor seating would be allowed to resume at 25 percent capacity in New York City, Eric Ripert, the chef and partner, was not sure whether it would work for the restaurant, or make economic sense. But he decided to go ahead. There will be 60 seats and a somewhat smaller menu for dinner only, Tuesday through Saturday, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Reservations are accepted.
155 West 51st Street, 212-554-1515, le-bernardin.com.
Parcelle Patio at 632 On Hudson
This is a pop-up wine bar from Parcelle, the wine shop adjacent to Legacy Records run by Grant Reynolds of Delicious Hospitality, and Christine Collado. The wine bar will be open through Oct. 31, serving wines by the glass and the bottle. Nibbles include shepherd’s pie from Myers of Keswick, a shop next door. (Wednesday)
632 Hudson Street (Horatio Street), parcellewine.com.