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Georges Mendes’ Portugal-inspired ALDEA (new dish pictured above) is reopening this Friday with a revamped space and new dinner format. In the dining room, the menu is going prix fixe-only, available as a four-course set ($79) or nine-course tasting ($135). At the new expanded bar area, a separate a la carte menu highlights favorites from over the years like the uni toast.
31 W 17th St.; 212-675-7223
According to the NY Times, beloved Village sushi bar Ushiwakamaru from chef Hideo Kuribara (which closed in December due to a rent hike) will reopen in a larger Chelsea location with a new 18-seat sushi bar and a $100 omakase (20 course meal); Kosher omakase is $110. [NYT]