New Kid on the Block: Noted Tribeca

Wife-and-husband team Seong Choi and Minho Yang are trying something new with their second establishment, Noted Tribeca, now open on Hudson Street (in a space that’s been vacant for so long no one can remember what was there before). While Forground, their café near Bryant Park, is aimed more at a workday crowd, functional in design and fast-casual in execution, Noted is more relaxed, with a cocktail program. The decor reflects that, with room for around 35 people at a mix of seating styles that transitions from day to night.

Until the liquor license comes through, Noted is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Counter Culture coffee and baked goods from Pain D’Avignon and City Cakes are available at the counter to go, or you can order—à la Gotan—and your food will be brought to you. Chef Steve Song, who has worked at Masa and ABC Kitchen, has created a breakfast/lunch menu of New American food with Asian touches, such as yuzu-miso dressing, portobello rice balls, and toast with purple sweet potatoes. The brunch menu is different (and a work in progress). They’re hoping to start dinner in June, with a menu of 10 to 15 small plates and entrées. Brunch and dinner will be traditional full-service, with waiters taking your order.

Noted Tribeca is at 112 Hudson (between N. Moore and Franklin); 646-398-7807; (and for now,

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