Open & Closed: Say Hello to Faustina (Yes, Already); Goodbye to Kolache Mama (Again, Yes, Already)


Just three weeks after Table 8 vacated the space at the Cooper Square Hotel, Scott Conant’s Faustina, is open. Expect antipasti, cured meats, pastas, and a raw bar.
[NY Times]

Bistro Vendome will open Monday in the space formerly occupied by March and Nish. Chef-owner Pascal Petiteau has designed a traditional French bistro menu.
[NY Times]

The owners of Sushi Azabu are introducing TriBeCafe, specializing in the strange dishes found late at night in Tokyo, such as spaghetti with spicy cod roe and squid.

The Cavalier is being forced to close its doors in Queens. After adding flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi to attract a younger crowd, a new landlord spiked the rent.
[NY Times]

Sweet & Lowdown on the Lower East Side has shuttered after just a year in business. A “for rent” sign hangs on the storefront and the number has been disconnected.
[Bowery Boogie]

After just four months in operation, Texas transplant Kolache Mama has closed its doors. The place, specializing in the eponymous Czechoslovakian pastries, is now empty.
[Midtown Lunch]

Butcher Bay in the East Village has shuttered following a slew of menu changes and chef shuffles. The restaurant closed in November “temporarily,” but has yet to reopen.
[EV Grieve]

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