Open & Closed: Say Hello to Vue; Goodbye to Lower Manhattan’s Zen Palate


Brooklyn’s boutique Hotel Le Bleu gets a new rooftop restaurant and terrace called Vue. Offering great views (get it?) of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, the menu was designed by consulting chef Chris Cheung, who worked on Monkey Bar and is in the kitchen at China 1 in the East Village.
[NY Times]

The long-awaited green bowling alley Brooklyn Bowl has opened its lanes in Williamsburg. Food will be served as of this weekend, and the menu should be expanded next month. The best (worst?) part: No kids allowed.

Cellar 58, a wine bar in the East Village, has opened, serving wine and beer but no hard liquor. It boasts a 120-plus bottle list with wines from such emerging regions as Greece and Hungaria. Italian small and larger plates are also on offer.

Hachi Asian Bistro has opened in Williamsburg, serving up pan-Asian cuisine and a decor of Buddha statues and Asian prints. Menu items range from specialty sushi rolls to curries, with a few oddities like sushi pizza.
[Grub Street]

The Zen Palate at John Street has apparently shuttered. A notice on the door suggests patrons make their way to the 46th Street and Ninth Avenue location.
[EV Grieve]