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November 2014 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

David Chang's Momofuku Ko has relocated to 8 Extra Place, a small alley near Bowery and E. 1st Street. The restaurant serves a 17-course dinner for $175. Momofuku Ko, 8 Extra Pl., New York, NY 10003, 212-500-0831.
 
The West Village space that was formerly Mas (la grillade) is now Almanac. The restaurant offers à la carte dishes as well as a few prix-fixe options. Almanac, 28 Seventh Ave. S., New York, NY 10014, 212-255-1795.
 
The new Pier A Harbor House, set in a Beaux-Arts building on the southern tip of Manhattan, boasts a massive 400-seat beer hall on the ground floor and, coming soon, a more formal restaurant on the second floor. The structure originally housed the city's docks department. Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Pl., New York, NY 10004, 212-785-0153.
 
Via Carota is the new restaurant from chefs Jody Williams and Rita Sodi, located just up the block from Williams' Buvette and around the corner from Sodi's eponymous establishment. Situated in the space that housed Betel, Via Carota is named after a street Sodi lived on in her native Italy. Via Carota, 51 Grove St., New York, NY 10014, 212-255-1962.
 
The Happiest Hour, housed in the West Village space that was Aussie gastropub Kingswood, is a bi-level cocktail bar from Jim Kearns, who has mixed up libations at Pegu Club and The NoMad. The spot has a 1950s and early '60s vibe. The Happiest Hour, 121 W. 10th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-243-2827.
 
Mastro's Steakhouse has opened its first East Coast outpost in Midtown. The steak and seafood chain's inaugural restaurant was in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mastro's Steakhouse, 1285 Sixth Ave., New York, NY 10019, 212-459-1222.
 
Chef Franklin Becker has opened The Little Beet Table, a 72-seat eatery serving up dishes like whole Hudson Valley roasted chicken, roasted squash, and slow-cooked salmon. There's an emphasis on gluten-free fare. The Little Beet Table, 333 Park Ave. S., New York, NY 10010, 212-466-3330.
 
In the revamped Smyth hotel in TriBeCa comes Little Park, a Mediterranean-inspired eatery from chef Andrew Carmellini that utilizes hyper-local ingredients. Little Park, Smyth, 85 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10007, 212-587-7000.
 


News Bytes
Roberta's is Getting in the Holiday Spirit
Roberta's, the hipster Italian-ish restaurant in Bushwick, is holding a holiday gift market in its backyard. On December 12 (5 p.m.-10 p.m.) and 13 (noon-6 p.m.) come by to shop and browse at over 30 different venders. There will also be ample amounts of cocktails, pizza, and other delights available to holiday shoppers. Roberta's, 261 Moore St., Brooklyn, NY 11206, 718-417-1118.
 
A Greek Seasonal?
Chef Maria Loi, whose eponymous Upper West Side Greek restaurant recently closed, has announced she may be taking over the Austrian restaurant Seasonal Restaurant & Weinbar. The catch? She'd turn it Greek. Stay tuned for details. Seasonal Restaurant & Weinbar, 132 W. 58th St., New York, NY 10019, 212-957-5550.
 
Mission Cantina Goes Vietnamese ... in the Morning
Danny Bowien's hit Mexican eatery on the Lower East Side continues to surprise. Starting on Thanksgiving, the restaurant begins serving breakfast --- Vietnamese breakfast. The menu is loaded with delights from the Southeast Asian country: chicken pho, fried eggs on bread, and rice porridge are a few of the morning items available. Mission Cantina, 172 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002, 212-254-2233.
 
Torrisi Italian Specialties to Say Arrivederci
Torrisi Italian Specialties, the restaurant that helped chefs Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone launch a mini Big Apple empire, will close for good after December 31, 2014. The two chefs plan to turn the space into a 15-seat eatery with a new name and a new concept. Torrisi Italian Specialties, 250 Mulberry St. , New York, NY 10012, 212-965-0955.
 
Arrivederci Marco's
Marco's, the short-lived Italian restaurant from the team that brought you Franny's, has announced it will close on December 13. In a note to patrons, the owners said the business just wasn't profitable enough to remain open. Marco's, 295 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217, 718-230-0427.
 
Prix-Fixe NoMad
The NoMad offers a two-course prix-fixe lunch for $29, available Monday to Friday. New dishes include a chicken burger with foie gras mousse. The NoMad, The NoMad Hotel, 1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001, 347-472-5660.
 
Citrus Bar & Grill to Close
Upper West Side restaurant Citrus Bar & Grill has announced it will close up shop toward the end of the year. Taking over the space will be a Mexican place from the owners of Nice Matin and French Roast. Citrus Bar & Grill, 320 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10023, 212-595-0500.
 
Piora New Tasting Menu
West Village restaurant Piora has added a couple new options to its menu: diners can now enjoy a two- and three-course meal for $55 and $75, respectively. All options are savory and dessert may be ordered separately. Piora, 430 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014, 212-960-3801.
 
Cafe Edison to Shut Down for Good
Cafe Edison, what some have called "Times Square's last real restaurant," will shut down for good at the end of the year. The beloved but mediocre restaurant has long been a favorite among the city's theater community. Cafe Edison, Hotel Edison, 228 W. 47th St., New York, NY 10036, 212-354-0368.
 
The Harrison to Close
After 14 years, TriBeCa’s beloved The Harrison is shutting its doors for good at the end of the year thanks to a massive rent hike. The restaurant was the first new eatery to open in the neighborhood after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. It will be missed. The Harrison, 355 Greenwich St., New York, NY 10013, 212-274-9310.
 

Chef Shuffle
After the reopening of Tavern on the Green and the loss of its chef, Katy Sparks, the legendary New York restaurant has a new top toque: Jeremiah Tower, a veteran of Chez Panisse in Berkeley and Stars in San Francisco. Tavern on the Green, Central Park W., New York, NY 10023, 212-877-8684.
 


Closings

Open for not even a year, chef Bill Telepan's downtown eatery, Telepan Local, has closed. Telepan Local, 329 Greenwich St., New York, NY 10013, no phone.
 
Lachlan, the Williamsburg gastropub that had formerly been the acclaimed Gwynnett St. eatery, went on a summer hiatus but now has officially shut down. Lachlan, 312 Graham Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211, no phone.
 
Closed in the West Village is Kingswood, the scene-y Australian-accented gastropub and restaurant. Kingswood, 121 W. 10th St., New York, NY 10011, no phone.
 
Upper East Side French restaurant L'Absinthe has shut down due to a problem with the landlord and the building. In a letter posted to restaurant regulars, the owner said it was "unforeseen and urgent" and has said that maybe in six months he will seek out another location. L'Absinthe, 227 E. 67th St., New York, NY 10065, no phone.
 

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