Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Openings: Emilia by Nai

Chef Ruben Rodriguez unveils his third East Village project today with the opening of Emilia by Nai at 174 First Ave. between 10th Street and 11th Street.

Per the Emilia by Nai website: "A minimalist farm-to-table restaurant — where Rodriguez pays homage to his Grandmother Emilia, for her untraditionally kept garden in Galicia and her love for coffee."

The coffee portion will come during the day as the team behind the Coffee Project NY on Fifth Street (and other locations) will be running a daily cafe service between 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The restaurant will be open then from 5-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, with a 11:30 p.m. close on Friday. And Saturday: 1-11:30 p.m. ... and Sunday: 1-10 p.m.

You can find the menu here.

This is a return to the address for Rodriquez, who ran Nai Tapas Bar here until a move to Second Avenue in 2018.

Rodriguez also operates Amigo by Nai at 29 Second Ave. between First Street and Second Street.


Peter Cucè said...

I wanted to clarify that the name of the company is Coffee Project NY, since there is a large company in the Philippines called Coffee Project. Also, CPNY does have a branch on E 5th, their original, but their flagship location is in LIC.

Anonymous said...

Home to the still-missed Pete's Spice and Everything Nice

Anonymous said...

Xunta was a wonderful restaurant, with the most authentic Spanish tapas, way before the term had turned into a bad word.