All the steaks, along with whole racks of lamb and veal, are cooked over charcoal, then brought over for tableside carving. In addition to typical steaks like rib-eye, which customers can select from a case in front of the open kitchen, he serves special cuts like lokum, a filet sliced thin and quickly seared.
A special ground-beef preparation, kofta, a giant seasoned patty enclosing kasseri cheese, is seared on the grill and served in portions.
Mr. Gokce is negotiating for a second New York location where he will serve his signature beef and veal burger. Beef carpaccio, steak tartare prepared tableside, salads, seafood and baklava for dessert are also on the menu.
“Baklava and Turkish coffee and tea are the only Turkish things we serve,” he said. Once the New York place hits its stride, he will open Nusr-Et in London, the 14th branch. (Opens Monday): 60 West 53rd Street (Sixth Avenue), 212-315-3660, nusret.us.
HO FOODS The chef Richard Ho’s little East Village spot, tucked into the former Porchetta space, offers a brief array of Taiwanese specialties, including a home-style beef noodle soup that might outclass ramen. It combines handmade noodles, fermented mustard greens and slow-cooked grass-fed beef shank with 24-hour beef broth. (Thursday): 110 East Seventh Street (First Avenue), 347-788-0682, hofoodsnyc.com.
DUMONET BROOKLYN Jean-Louis and Karen Dumonet have opened their French bistro with a menu, prepared by Mr. Dumonet, of mostly Gallic specialties like onion soup, cassoulet, roast duck, duck confit and Grand Marnier soufflé: 315 Smith Street (Union Street), 718-625-0963, dumonetbrooklyn.com.
THE BIG RAGU Francis Garcia and Sal Basille, who own Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, are opening a knife-and-fork pizzeria (call the mayor) serving a style of pizza, popular in Milan. The crust is fluffy, there are cooked and raw tomato sauces, and the pizza is cut in squares. Other ingredients like meats, peppers and anchovies can be added. (Monday): 679 Grand Street (Manhattan Avenue), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 929-250-2847.
SB RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR This elaborate new installation in Williamsburg, in development a couple of years, is the work of the entrepreneur Patricia Nicholson. The chef Antonio De Ieso, who was raised in Florence, Italy, brings his experience working at Le Cirque, Circo and Caffe dei Fiori to the kitchen. His Italian menu gathers some international touches for inventive house-made pasta dishes, and a lineup of pizzas,…