First Look at Lido, the Newest in the New New Harlem

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Photo: Melissa Hom

This Saturday there’ll be another newcomer to the New New Harlem. Susannah “Zanny” Koteen (Zanny’s Café) and Ruben Kornfeld (co-owner of, among others, Caffe Taci, the opera-themed café that after a decade in Morningside Heights moved to the West Village before closing) are teaming up to open Lido. Their chef is Stephen Putnam, who put in time at Park Avenue Café and River Café before eventually opening the Paradise Café in Sag Harbor. His “modern Italian” fare will be paired with fresh-herb cocktails created by GM Pierre Marc Diennet, who has also designed the Italian wine list. Check out the 73-seat dining room in our slideshow and the menu below. Dinner (launching before brunch, lunch, and delivery) will be from 5 till 10 p.m. on weekdays and till 11 p.m. on weekends, with the bar staying open a couple of hours later.

Lido Menu [PDF]

Lido, 2168 Fredrick Douglass Blvd., nr. 117th St.; 646-490-8575