Bar Celona, a stylish tapas bar owned by fashion consultant Cynthia Diaz, has opened in Williamsburg. Chef Jordy Lavanderos is serving not-quite-Spanish pan-Latin small plates, such as scallop ceviche, mackerel pate, and mushroom tostones.
Cafe Boulud has reopened and, with it, Bar Pleiades, all housed within the revamped Surrey Hotel. Cameron Bogue, who hails from DB Bistro Moderne in Vancouver, has designed the cocktail list, using house-made bitters, fruit purees, and infusions.
Bungalow 8 has reportedly shuttered after closing for renovations a few weeks ago. Amy Sacco’s lounge was once a hot spot, and she a maven of the city’s nightlife scene.
Seoul Station, the Korean taco joint on St. Marks, may be closed. It was supposed to reopen after renovations on October 1, but is still shuttered and the phone disconnected.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 16, 2009