7 Restaurant Openings We’re Excited About This Summer

7 Restaurant Openings We’re Excited About This Summer

It’s summertime, and the eating is easy: after a year and a half in lockdown, restrictions are lifting for restaurants not just in the United States but around the world. In New York City, you can get loud while downing Negronis indoors two feet away from another table again. In Los Angeles, you can star-spot actors at buzzy new openings. And in London, you can finally, finally indulge in a luxurious meal with your loved ones.

But now that you can go out, where should you go out? We’ve rounded up a few favorite openings from California to Manhattan to Mayfair. Some of them are by high-profile chefs like Thomas Keller. Others are transatlantic arrivals of American institutions, like the Polo Lounge’s new pop-up across the pond. And some of them are, just, well, cool—like Saint Theo’s, that West Village restaurant New Yorkers are seeing on every It-girl’s Instagram Story.

Without further ado, here are the new summer restaurant openings we’re constantly refreshing Resy for.

The French Laundry x The Regiis Ova Caviar & Champagne Lounge (Yountville, California)

Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry just became that much more of a dining destination with their new Regiis Ova caviar and champagne bar right next to the storied restaurant in Yountville. Keller and co pair the delicacy with a smattering of creative assortments, like smoked salmon with lemon schmear and bagel wafers, avocado toast topped with radish, chopped egg, and toasted Sicilian pistachio, or tempura-fried chicken tenders with ranch dressing and French Onion dip. “We’re introducing something that hasn’t been seen in Yountville before; we’re creating a vibrant lounge with champagne, caviar and live music where our neighbors, friends and visitors can relax, gather and celebrate together,” Keller says.

Interiors are by fellow North California native Ken Fulk (recognized most recently as the maestro behind Miami’s Goodtime Hotel). He chose to swath the space in a palette of rich sea greens, to complement the earthy garden setting.

Damian (Arts District, Los Angeles)

Photo: Courtesy of Damian


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