Open & Closed–Say Hello to Table 8; Goodbye to Atria


The long-awaited New York debut of Govind Armstrong has arrived in the form of Table 8 at The Cooper Square Hotel. The California chef will focus on local, seasonal products, and feature in-house cured meats, rare salts and custom-blended teas.

Entwine has opened with its small bar that seats seven and menu of classic cocktails and more obscure spirits like Turkish raki. It also features a state-of-the-art WineStation wine-dispensing system.

Another long-awaited newcomer, Sasha Petraske’s LIC cocktail den Dutch Kills, has finally opened. The changing cocktail menu will feature Dutch-themed cocktails and punches for a reasonable $9 each.

After just four months, Gray Kunz’s reinvented Grayz restaurant, Atria, has closed.
[NY Times]

Tribeca standby Ago has shuttered after rumors of its demise began circulating in November. Owner Robert DeNiro, his chef Andrew Carmellini, and designer Ken Friedman have already made plans for the space after it closes.