There have been a lot of changes afoot in Williamsburg lately. I took a walk today and passed the soon to open Wythe Hotel just as they were raising the "E" in the old fashioned "HOTEL" sign that will adorn the brick facade. It's such a gorgeous old building (formerly a cooperage) and I'm glad to see that the owners have preserved the industrial feel on the inside as well. I'm looking forward to frequent visits to its new restaurant, Reynard's. It's set to open May 1 and the prices are pretty great for New York (perhaps a good option for visitors when we have a newborn?)
We're gathering quite a list of new dinner spots to try in the coming months and I can't seem to keep up with all of the new openings. I'm especially excited about Parish Hall, the new place from the Egg team on N. 3rd Street. It looks quite swishy and perfect for post pre-natal yoga lunches. Not to mention Gwynett St., Bellwether, and St. Anselm (the latter isn't as new but we just haven't gotten there yet.) I was a little sad to hear that the Meat Hook is relocating to Queens, but it looks like we won't be starving anytime soon.
Oh, and Smorgasburg starts up again this weekend...doughnuts from Electric Blue Baking Company, yes please.