Open & Closed: Say Hello to The Mark; Goodbye to Comfort Diner


The last Comfort Diner in the city, which was, ironically, the first to open 14 years ago, has closed. The diner’s website says an new restaurant is planned for Staten Island.

A new Bowlmor Lanes will open in Times Square later this year in the building that once housed The New York Times. It will feature a wood-burning pizza oven.
[NY Times]

Black Market, the super-secret place by the Cabin Down Below team, is now open to the public, but the gates will remain closed and patrons will have to enter through a curtain.
[Eater, previously]

Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s The Mark has opened in the Mark Hotel, serving his take on French comfort food, such as rack of lamb and croque monsieur.

The latest addition to the Michael Huynh empire is Baoguette & Thao Noodle, located in the space formerly occupied by Burger Joint. Chef-partner Thao Nguyen is at the helm.
[Grub Street]

Dram, a new speakeasy-style bar in Williamsburg, has soft opened. Tom Chadwick, who designed some of the cocktails for Rye, is responsible for the drinks list here.

Upstairs, on the top floor of the Kimberly Hotel, is a new upscale lounge with a retractable roof and a view overlooking Midtown.

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