Branching Out

Several popular eateries are adding new locations.

Winter seems to be spawning time. Here are the latest birth announcements:

* Cinar, with older siblings in West Caldwell and Cliffside Park, will take over the space most recently occupied by Ranchero Cantina at 214 Kinderkamack Road in Emerson. Cinar partner Tunc Ozlu plans to open the newest branch the week of January 9. A permanent phone number will be forthcoming. In the meantime, call 862-702-3861 for more information.

* Fin Raw Bar & Kitchen of Montclair has opened at 37 Maple Street in Summit. Phone: 908-277-1414. Fin is owned by Gerry Cerrigone and Robert Gaccione, with chef-partner Michael Juliano in charge of the kitchen. Wood-grilled seafood, a raw bar and seafood prepared in a variety of global styles remain on the bill of fare for lunch and dinner.

* Ani Ramen House’s long-awaited opening at 218 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, now is scheduled for later this month. While the signature ramen noodles will be the focus on the lunch and dinner menus, the new sibling of the Montclair BYO will have a full bar featuring cocktails, wine and sake. A late-night bar menu also is planned.

* Choc-O-Pain, a French bakery and cafe with two locations in Jersey City and one in Hoboken, plans to open “sometime in February” its fourth bakery-cafe in Jersey City’s Heights district, at 330-332 Palisade Avenue, according to a spokeswoman for owner Clemence Danko.

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