Daniel Eddy, who worked as a chef at Daniel Rose’s Spring restaurant in Paris, Rebelle in Manhattan and Walnut Street Café in Philadelphia, is now based in his neighborhood, Park Slope, Brooklyn. His all-day establishment serves breads and breakfast pastries (French-style viennoiseries) in the morning and sandwiches at lunchtime and in the late afternoon. In the evening, there are brined and smoked spatchcocked chickens, whole or half, with side dishes like potatoes cooked in the drippings, and he is also offering prix fixe ($15) “Friends & Family” meals prepared by guest chefs. The idea is to make dinner easy for locals and people with young children, like himself. “We’re two blocks from Prospect Park, so they can take the food and sit on a bench,” he said. His little place does not have seating, and, Mr. Eddy said, it is worth reserving the various set dinners as there are a limited number. There have been Korean meals on weekends from Amy Yi, who was at Upland, but that will change soon. (A barbecue menu starts the weekend of July 4.) The chef Ali Spahr handles pastry, and Kevin Bruce is on breads. Mr. Eddy also plans to open an intimate wine and cocktail bar next door.
367 Seventh Avenue (11th Street), Park Slope, Brooklyn, no phone, winner.nyc.
Abraham Merchant has moved his 25-year-old Chelsea restaurant a few blocks uptown and is ready to serve at outdoor tables. He hopes to be able to open the indoor dining room and lounges in July. The crowd-pleasing menu by the chef Antelmo Ambrosio includes French onion soup, roast chicken, burgers and a grilled cauliflower steak.
190 Seventh Avenue (21st Street), 212-366-7267, merchantsny.com.
Kindred Spirits & Provisions/Ruffian Wine Shop
Moshe Schulman and his partners have pivoted two of their East Village spots, Kindred and Ruffian, from restaurants to stores. The emphasis at Kindred is food, like fresh pasta to cook at home, greenmarket boxes, breads, prepared salads, meatballs and pizza. There’s a limited selection of wines, unusual spirits and jarred cocktails available for delivery and pickup, and in-store shopping. They’re also open for outdoor dining. Ruffian, now a wine shop, has a deeper inventory of the sorts of wines favored by this group, notably orange and natural, from areas like the Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Mexico and Slovenia. There are some snacks like samosas.
Kindred Spirits & Provisions, 342 East Sixth Street (First Avenue), no phone, kindredspiritsandprovisions.com; Ruffian Wine Shop, 125 East Seventh Street (Avenue A), 212-777-0855, ruffianwineshop.com.
Ten Hope Outdoor Garden
When the charming Ten Hope bistro opened last fall, the weather prevented the restaurant’s spacious garden patio from opening. Now, once outdoor seating is permitted, it will finally welcome diners with its own street entrance. The all-day menu from the chef, Travis McGinty, includes burrata salad, shrimp and scallop ceviche, shakshuka flatbread, and chicken under a brick with seasonal vegetables. (Wednesday)
10 Hope Street (Roebling Street), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 347-916-0951, tenhopebk.com.