New York Restaurants - Restaurant News
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Amalia will transform to a bar-only space, instead of serving full meals. Their extensive cocktail menu, however, will remain. Amalia, 204 W. 55th St., New York, NY 10019, 212-245-1234.
Merkato 55, the troubled project originally opened as a restaurant in the Meatpacking District by Marcus Samuelsson (he's long gone) has filed for bankruptcy. It won't close at the moment, though keep an eye on this one. Merkato 55, 55-61 Gansevoort St., New York, NY 10014, 212-255-8555.
Chef Christian "Hitsch" Albin, who helmed The Four Seasons Restaurant for 36 years, has passed away at the age of 62. During his tenure at the restaurant, the Swiss-born chef served many celebrities and politicians, including Jacqueline Onassis, Bill Clinton and Elton John. The Four Seasons Restaurant, 99 E. 52nd St., New York, NY 10022, 212-754-9494.
The restaurant in The Standard Hotel New York is also nearing completion; after a test run, it is set to open by the end of June. Alas, the roof deck will not be ready until later in the summer. The Standard Hotel New York, 808 Washington St., New York, NY 10014, 212-645-4646.
Danny Meyer's Public Fare is set to open in Central Park (by the Delacorte Theater) by the end of June. The food will be geared to eaten picnic-style in the park.
Marco Canora, one-half of the team behind the East Village wine and food spot Terroir, plans to expand the restaurant to the West Village. Nothing's confirmed yet, as he's still negotiating leases, but this would be great news for West Side residents hungry for fried sage meatballs. Terroir, 413 E. 12th St., New York, NY 10009, No phone.
The Obamas came to New York City for dinner and a show this weekend. Their choice for eats? Blue Hill, Dan Barber's locavore's paradise. No word on what they ordered, alas. Blue Hill, 75 Washington Pl., New York, NY 10011, 212-539-1776.
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