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What to Eat at Narcissa, John Fraser’s Restaurant Inside the Standard East Village

Heritage milk-fed pig: slow-roasted leg with bean ragout and broccoli rabe.
Heritage milk-fed pig: slow-roasted leg with bean ragout and broccoli rabe. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

Andre Balazs and Dovetail’s John Fraser’s much-anticipated restaurant opens tonight, offering a “vegetable-driven” menu complete with rotisserie beets and carrot fries. (Fraser actually tries to stick to a vegetarian diet.) The restaurant’s named after a cow on Balazs’s farm in upstate New York, where the restaurant plans to source produce and dairy products. Right now, there’s only dinner service, and breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch will be offered by the spring. They still haven’t finalized the menu, but here’s a look at a few of the dishes and the sprawling 100-seat space.

Carrot fries with jalapeño-tofu dip.Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

Rotisserie-crisped beets with bulgur salad, apples, and creamed horseradish.Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

Barley risotto with manilla clams, leeks, and oregano.Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

Lamb saddle with spinach pie, piquillo peppers, and cauliflower.Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

Toasted fennel cheesecake with grapefruit and chartreuse.Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

Swanky.Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

The dining room overlooks a private garden, and there will be outdoor seating.Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

Front-row seats.Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

Narcissa, 21 Cooper Square, 212-228-3344

What to Eat at Narcissa, John Fraser’s Restaurant Inside the Standard East