Practically two years after New York’s first indoor eating shutdown, eating places and bars proceed to shut their doorways. A minimum of 1,000 have closed since March 2020 because of the financial downturn attributable to the coronavirus pandemic. On account of the difficulty of tracking restaurant and bar closings, specialists say that quantity could possibly be even increased, and can possible take months and even years to evaluate.
Amongst them are newer neighborhood spots like Jeepney and Hunky Dory, together with decades-old establishments together with 21 Membership, Fedora, and Frank’s Cocktail Lounge. Beneath, Eater is documenting the town’s everlasting restaurant closures to date. If a restaurant or bar has closed in your neighborhood, tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This submit will likely be up to date recurrently.
Bushwick: Bodeguita, a CBD and queer-friendly bar, has turned over the keys to a brand new enterprise. In accordance with Grub Road, some elements of the bar stay in place on the new enterprise which took over: Ornithology Jazz Club, which comes from Rie Yamaguchi-Borden and her husband Mitchell Borden, who’ve opened nightclubs like Fats Cat previously.
Decrease East Aspect: Rice & Miso, recognized for its rice balls, or onigiri, in flavors like ume, in addition to its bento packing containers, is closing its Forsyth Road location. Proprietor Mika Hatsushima, a former model in Tokyo, began Rice & Miso as a Brooklyn Flea pop-up again in 2012. On Instagram, Hatsushima cited a staffing scarcity as the rationale behind the closure. Her location at 134 Nevins Road in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, will stay open (an extra outpost at 139 Plymouth Road in Dumbo additionally stays, however is listed on the crew’s web site as quickly closed).
Park Slope: Johnny Mack’s Bar and Grill, a neighborhood pub open that was open for round 25 years, has shuttered. As an alternative, Allison Arevalo will open a second, expanded location of her pandemic-hit pasta spot Pasta Louise come spring.
Astoria: A beloved neighborhood Greek-Cypriot taverna is asking it quits after 33 years in Queens. In accordance with the Greek Reporter, Zenon Taverna formally closed on Sunday, November 28. The publication experiences that the restaurant, which first opened in 1988, was run by chef Stelios Papageorgiou, who got here to the U.S. by the use of Cyprus. Till its closure, the area was saved operating by members of his household. The publication additionally particulars how the restaurant received concerned with making meals for hospital employees through the pandemic.
East Village: In accordance with EV Grieve, vegetarian Indian restaurant Ahimsa Backyard, situated at 265 East tenth Road, between Avenue A and First Avenue, isn’t any extra. However worry not: In accordance with a post from the crew on Instagram, the restaurant will reopen uptown at 204 East thirty eighth Road, between Second and Third avenues, in early December.
Elmhurst: Kazuo Yoshida, the star chef behind Chinatown’s omakase scorching spot Juku opened Yoshidaya by Kazuo in Elmhurst. The Japanese-style spot had a small-but-mighty menu with dishes like lobster Japanese pancakes, that helped land the restaurant on Eater’s Queens heat map. Yelp and Google have marked the restaurant as completely closed and Yoshida not lists Yoshidaya by Kazuo in his Instagram bio. Eater made a number of calls and an individual selecting up the telephone says Eim Khao Mun Kai, a well-liked Thai hen and rice restaurant, has opened its second outlet within the area.
Flushing: A Korean spot, Monkey Noodle Bar, that additionally constantly made its manner onto Eater’s Queens heat map, has allegedly shuttered. The restaurant was recognized for dishes resembling kongguksu, a noodle soup with a chilly soy bean milk broth. Whereas Yelp lists the restaurant as “closed,” Google has but to mark it as such. Nonetheless, based on Eater contributor Caroline Shin, a brand new restaurant referred to as Ktown has already taken over the area.
Harlem: Acclaimed Indian restaurant Chaiwali has called it quits. Chef Anita Trehan opened the restaurant again in 2015 inside her house. She was met with native fanfare, even drawing praise from New York Occasions restaurant critic, Pete Wells. The final day of service is December 12.
Caroline Shin contributed reporting for the closures of Monkey Noodle Bar and Yoshidaya by Kazuo.