Neighborhood Watch

Table 8 Hobbles On; Truffle Blowout at Le Bernardin

Chinatown: Flushing Mall–staple Xi’an Famous Foods opened a third outlet on Saturday on East Broadway and Forsyth Street. [Serious Eats NY]

East Village: Florence Fabricant reports that Table 8 is still open, despite the departure of founding chef Govind Armstrong. She doesn’t mention reports that Scott Conant is preparing to take over the space, but we hear he’s been hiring chefs for the venture. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

Plump Dumpling, No. 7 in our dumpling taste test, moved down the block into a former realtor’s space on the corner of Second Avenue at 11th Street. [EV Grieve]

Midtown East: The bakery chain Financier Patisserie opened in the old Oren’s space in Grand Central today. [Blondie and Brownie]

Midtown West: Le Bernardin will open Christmas Eve and Day, when the restaurant will serve a nine-course Holiday Truffle menu in their Les Salons dining rooms for $220, in addition to the classic tastings. [Grub Street]

Burger Joint raised its prices, so a burger now costs $7.50, $8 with cheese. [Midtown Lunch]

Table 8 Hobbles On; Truffle Blowout at Le Bernardin