These are the fine-dining spots finally reopening in New York City

As the city continues to reopen its economy, its restaurants have pivoted back from their pandemic iterations as groceries or take-out-only ventures.

But fine-dining establishments have been slower to reopen their dining rooms, especially those in or near Midtown, where tourists and commuters lag pre-pandemic levels.

“In order to open a fine-dining restaurant, you need a team, and the projects are expensive,” said Jonathan Benno, who on Friday plans to reopen his restaurant, Benno, which has been closed since March of 2020.

“There was too much uncertainty” before now, Benno said. “I couldn’t bring in the staff, the team or the special ingredients when I didn’t know if

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