The team behind the ever-popular West Village restaurant dell'anima (as well as L’Artusi and Anfora) pop the doors tonight on their latest venture, ellabess (all ee cummings' lowercase like its predecessor). It's located inside the boutique Nolitan Hotel (which isn't even open yet), where it will serve a seasonal American menu from chef Troy Unruh, who has done time at Del Posto. As you can see, the 70-seat restaurant and lounge is sleek, not slick, rocking a sort of minimalist chic aesthetic with plenty of natural light and custom-made oak tables and chairs, Austrian white oak floors, and a white Carrera marble bar.

Selections off the "market fresh" menu include an appetizer of Peeky Toe Crab with Squash, Uni Butter, Cilantro, and Sesame Cracker ($14); a Rhubarb Clafouti with Sweet Corn Ice Cream; Grilled Sweetbreads with cherry glaze, fava beans, and marcona almonds ($16); and an entree of Shrimp all Plancha with yellow corn grits, fried okra, and heirloom tomato ($24). Peruse the full menu below, ellabess is open for dinner seven days a week starting tonight. Breakfast and lunch options are coming soon.

153 Elizabeth Street, (212) 925-5559

Ellabess Dinner