THE HEIGHTS The city’s many rooftop establishments are reopening for the season, and here is a new one from Dale Talde and his partners, on the roof of the hotel where they already have a restaurant, Massoni. The draw is the close-up view of the Empire State Building from the AvroKO-designed terrace. Detroit-style pizza served whole or by the slice, salads and Italian sandwiches are served, as are cocktails, beer and wine: Arlo Nomad Hotel, 11 East 31st Street, 212-951-1141, theheightsarlonomad.com.
ORTZI Jose Garces, the Philadelphia chef who opened Amada in Battery Park City last year, has added this Times Square outlet for Basque food, which he fell in love with while living in Spain. His menu goes from single-bite tapas to more substantial cazuelas, often served in traditional terra-cotta pottery. Hamachi with piquillo peppers, fava bean salad and robust stews of tender rabbit and of mixed seafood are a few of the dishes. The chef de cuisine, Michael Han, worked at Bouley and A Voce. The wine list focuses on Spain and France, as do the cocktails. The intimate, inviting black-accented dining room, seating 50 (with another 24 places in the bar and lounge), has a vibrant mural and a central open kitchen with a roaring fire. (Monday): Luma Hotel, 120 West 41st Street, 212-730-8900, ortzirestaurant.com.
ROSÉ TERRACE AT PERRINE Along the 61st Street side of the hotel Pierre, the restaurant Perrine has added a seasonal sidewalk terrace. Château d’Esclans in Provence is a partner in this venture, and its popular rosé wines, including Whispering Angel, are featured. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunches are served: Perrine, the Pierre, 2 East 61st Street, 212-940-8195, perrinenyc.com.
SIMPLY HOOKED This new restaurant offers a fast-casual take on fish and chips. Pick your fish, its coating (tempura or seasoned panko, for example), and a sauce. The fish are sustainable, underused varieties like catfish, dogfish, mackerel and pollock. The restaurant also supports the Lonely Whale Foundation (lonelywhale.com), an educational organization: 47 Clinton Street (Stanton Street), 646-866-0506, simplyhooked.nyc.
DOMINIQUE ANSEL IN LOS ANGELES The New York pastry chef who has bakeries in London and Tokyo, and who was named No. 1 pastry chef in the world at this year’s World’s 50 Best presentation, will be opening his first restaurant, not just for desserts, in a Los Angeles complex in the fall. It awaits a name. The second-floor restaurant seating 150 will have an all-day menu. A cafe with seating indoors and out, and a retail bakery, will be on the ground floor: The Grove, 189 Grove Drive, Los Angeles, dominiqueanselLA.com.
ONE VANDERBILT The office tower being built by SL Green Realty and its partners on the full square block just west of Grand Central Terminal, meant to anchor the East Midtown district, is being designed with dining in mind. A Daniel Boulud restaurant is planned….