This week's top dish from Eater NY, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
1) Williamsburg: Today marks the grand opening of Williamsburg's new Urban Outfitters concept store, Space Ninety 8. Although the space's much-publicized restaurant and bar doesn't open until May, Eater took an early look around.
2) Central Park: Following a four-year renovation, Central Park's Tavern on the Green is poised to reopen on April 24, and is now taking reservations. The new restaurant will be half the size it was previously, and will be enclosed in a glass cube.
3) Lower East Side: Dive bar no more; Max Fish 2.0 may feature an upscale tasting menu. The LES stronghold will move into a two-story space formerly occupied by Orchard Bar. Plans filed with Community Board 3 indicate the site will have room for 250 people, couches, tables, live music, and an ambitious menu.
4) Everywhere: Eater's Ryan Sutton makes a case for why New York's ban on e-cigarettes inside of restaurants and clubs should be overturned.
5) Battery Park City: The four-star, Google Glass-wearing chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten might have a restaurant bound for the Battery's new Brookfield Place shopping center. While the chef has yet to confirm the rumor, Tribeca Citizen reports that the culinary mastermind will open a fine dining joint in a bi-level space inside Brookfield.
· Eater NY [ny.eater]