Elettaria to Close?


Eater brings news that Elettaria, Akhtar Nawab and Noel Cruz’s one-and-a-half-year-old restaurant on West 8th Street, may be closing tonight. According to an e-mail sent yesterday by a bartender at the restaurant, “Our last service will be tomorrow night, Thursday the 27th.” Though the restaurant has been bedeviled by an odd location and mixed reviews — Frank Bruni gave it one star, noting, “Elettaria is lovely but awkward, and its awkwardness undercuts Mr. Nawab’s impressively creative cooking” — Nawab has had his share of faithful followers. Messages seeking comment have been left at both the restaurant and its publicity office. Stay tuned…

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 27, 2009


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