A high-style Korean restaurant with a bar has opened in the Hudson Lights complex in Fort Lee. Gayeon, located at 2020 Hudson Street, is owned by Andrew Sung. The open kitchen serves forth tasting menus for lunch and dinner and offers a la carte selections as well. Lunch and dinner are served daily. 201-944-2056. gayeonrestaurant.com.
The vanilla-loving chef Risa Magid Boyer is putting the finishing touches on Vanillamore, her soon-to-be dessert kitchen/cafe at 349 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. There’s no phone listing yet, but you can keep track of the pastry maven’s progress at vanillamore.com.
Meanwhile, a pair of new restaurants are moving towards opening day in Sussex County.
Sushiya will be a Japanese spot at 530 Route 515 in Vernon. It will serve lunch and dinner; BYO. 973-729-2088.
Mountain Brook Inn, with an American menu, is coming to 901 Route 521 in Newton. 973-300-1888.
Also on the horizon:
Cediche 14, a Mexican restaurant at 289 Monroe Street in Rahway. 732-381-1427.
Vale Tapas Bar and Grille, a Spanish small-plates specialist at 3417 Park Avenue in Union City. Lunch and dinner will be served. The owner is Luis Iglesias, with the team behind the hyper-popular The Cuban in Hoboken. 201-795-9399.
Menya Sandaime, an Asian restaurant at 570 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City. Lunch and dinner will be served. BYO. 201-482-4141. menyasandaime.com.
Will there be a Wok to Walk everywhere some day? Seems like it. The latest: 91 Washington Street in Hoboken. 201-626-4549. woktowalk.com.
Country Cottage in West Milford.
That’s Amore in Manalapan.