Open & Closed: Say Hello to Walle; A Possible Goodbye (Already?!) to Carmine Club Café
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
Avenue A Bistro Bar, formerly known as Avenue A Sushi, has shuttered after close to 30 years in business. [EV Grieve]
Four-month-old Carmine Club Café might already be done for. It appears that a city marshal returned the property to its landlord last Monday. [Grub Street]
Ducale on the Upper West Side has closed its doors for good. [Eater]
Belgian restaurant Palatte in Midtown has given up the ghost. [Mad Park News]
Walle Restaurant & Lounge is the latest by half the team behind Chin Chin. Chris Cheung is at the helm, turning out dishes like foie gras bao and lobster dumplings. [NY Times]
Danny Meyer's new Untitled in the Whitney Museum will feature a menu by Chris Bradley that includes huckleberry pancakes, chilaquiles, and grilled cheese sandwiches. [NY Times]
Midtown West gets a new Japanese with a French accent. Mr. Robata will serve such small plates as duck breast with foie gras and spicy tuna with escargots. [NY Times]
Sud Vine e Cucina brings Italian fare in a charming setting to Bed-Stuy. For now, at least, the "vine" part is figurative, but you're welcome to BYO. [NY Times]
East Village vegans will be happy to hear that Cowgirl's Baking is bringing eggs- and dairy-free cakes, doughnuts, and cookies to the neighborhood. [TONY]
Two siblings and Employees Only alums are opening Lighthouse, with a menu of casual New American fare, in South Williamsbug. [TONY]
Yet another fancy burger chain sets up shop on the Lower East Side. Lucky's Famous Burgers also offers shakes and cane-sugar-sweetened soda. [TONY]
Daniel Yi's Salt & Fat in Sunnyside will serve dishes like oxtail terrine with caramelized-onion purée and roasted mushrooms and kombu-cured yellowtail with speck and pickled jalapeños. [TONY]
The team behind Anella introduces Saint Vitus in Greenpoint, a rock 'n' roll bar specializing in local beer, classic cocktails, and sandwiches. [TONY]
Buskers is a new bar in the space formerly occupied by Yama on West Houston. Expect chocolate martinis, sandwiches, and salads. [Grub Street]
GMT has arrived in Greenwich Village. The owner describes it as a "British pub meets New York tavern." [DNA Info]
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