MUST EAT HERE!!
Key players: Junghyun ‘JP’ Park, Ellia Park
Target open: April
Modern Korean banchan-inspired restaurant Atoboy quickly became a hit when it opened in 2016, run by chef JP Park, an alum of Michelin-starred Jungsik, and partner Ellia Park. For their sophomore restaurant, the duo will be going even more upscale with a Japanese tasting menu-style restaurant and cocktail bar at Atomix in Kips Bay. The kaiseki menu, though inspired by the hyper-seasonal dinners common in Japan, will still focus on Korean fare — in hopes of expanding New Yorkers’ idea of what food from the country can look like. 104 East 30th St., between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue, Kips Bay