Justin Smillie and Stephen Starr Partner Up

But will he cook short ribs?
But will he cook short ribs? Photo: Rommel Demano/Getty Images

After he leaves Il Buco Alimentari in mid-June, Justin Smillie will collaborate with Stephen Starr on a new Mediterranean-style restaurant inside the sprawling Manzanilla space. Starr recently told Grub, “For our company and our brand, I think it’s important to establish meaningful restaurants in New York,” and he’s also working on a restaurant here with Peter Serpico. Smillie’s project is set to open in the fall. [Earlier, NYT]