Summer is over and that means good news for the city's fans of fine dining: A whole slew of new restaurants are coming to make sure that you always feel a few bites behind. People have been putting together some very in-depth previews of places expected to open this season (emphasis on the word expected—these are restaurants we're talking about here). But rather than bore you with too much information too soon, here are seven restaurants we're really looking forward to trying out in the next few months:

Aamanns/Copenhagen: Now that Vandaag has made Northern European cuisine—until recently the province of the Ikea cafeteria and Aquavit—cool again we're very excited to try some more of the region's fare. Enter chef Adam Aamann's upcoming Danish smørrebrøod joint. What's a smørrebrøod? That's an open-faced sandwich, obvs. And the import hopes to start serving them up in October. 13 Laight Street, no phone yet

The Bowery Diner: We're still stinging from the loss of the original Williamsburg Motorino, but at least chef Mathieu Palombino still has his East Village pizza place's ovens blazing. Even better, later this month the Belgian toque hopes to be opening up his first full-on move away from the flatbread. At this retro-style diner expect formica counters and an eclectic take on the standard menu. 241 Bowery, 212-388-0052

Kutsher's: Come October chef Mark Spangenthal is planning on serving up "modern Jewish bistro" fare at this TriBeCa restaurant named after (and affiliated with) the legendary Borscht Belt resort in the Catskills. About time somebody tried to take a new stab at Jewish classics like gefilte fish. For those who don't actually love the 2nd Ave Deli, but love the tribe's cuisine, this could be very exciting. 186 Franklin Street, no phone yet

Mas (la grillade): Mas (farmhouse) is one of the best/most consistant restaurants in town and yet it doesn't get nearly as much press as some of its peers. Perhaps that will change when chef Galen Zamarra opens this West Village sibling that boasts wood-fired grills, a smoking pit and a rotisserie. There also might be smoked ice cream when it opens later this month! 28 Seventh Avenue South, 212-255-1795

North End Grill: When Danny Meyer closed his Tabla last year we wondered what would become of the restaurant's very talented chef, Floyd Cardoz. Wonder no more. The chef is sticking with the Union Square Hospitality Group to open up a seafood-centric restaurant in Battery Park City, an area which can always use more quality eats. Unlike the Indian Tabla, this one will be American and will have a special focus on grilling when it opens in mid-December. 104 North End Avenue, no phone yet

Parm: Since it opened, Torrisi Italian Specialties has been packing them in. So the idea of more is hard to say no to. When it opens later this month expect Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone to be offering more of the same kind of food (mmmm....meatball Parm) along with some surprises thrown in there for good measure (a Sunday-night "Chinese special" somehow reminds us of nearby NoHo Star's Chinese sub-menu). The restaurant should open later this month. 48 Mulberry Street, no phone yet

Red Gravy:Saul Bolton, the chef/owner of Boerum Hill's much-loved Saul, The Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights, and the consulting chef at Nitehawk Cinema, is spreading out with another Brooklyn joint this year. Come November this Italian restaurant will be serving up "seasonally focused" Southern Italian fare on Atlantic Avenue off of Henry Street. Because really, who doesn't love red sauce and meatballs? 151 Atlantic Avenue, no phone yet