Open & Closed: Say Hello to Traif; Goodbye to Bushwick’s Market Hotel


Restaurants, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and taking their leaves this week.

The Market Hotel, a music hall in Bushwick, has been shut down for operating without a license. Promoter Todd Patrick hopes to relocate his events to Monster Island, off Kent Avenue.
[Brooklyn Paper]

Alphabet City’s The Sunburnt Calf now has an uptown outpost, bringing Aussie pub grub and suds to the Upper West Side.

Traif in Williambsurg will specialize in all things not kosher, such as steak and latkes with king-crab béarnaise sauce, and crispy Thai-style pork belly.

St. Anselm, from the owner of nearby Fette Sau and Spuyten Duyvil, will be a carnivore’s Mecca with an accent on organ meat.

Tri Tip Grill will serve tri tip beef that’s been smoked, then charred to perfection in various forms: over a bed of onions, on a homemade roll, or on a Caesar salad.

Taureau is a new date-y BYOB spot in the East Village with a menu of meat, cheese, and chocolate fondues.

The Counting Room, yet another new bar in Williamsburg, will try to distinguish itself with a brunch of Milk Punch and French toast on a stick, and a Gourmet Popcorn cocktail.
[Daily Candy]

The Tribeca outpost of Terroir will serve a healthy array of wines by the glass, craft brews, and small plates like duck prosciutto sandwiches and Funky Beef Balls.

Pa-Plern is the new Thai in the space formerly occupied by Thai on Clinton. Expect the usual: peanut dumplings, curry puffs, beef satay, and summer rolls.
[With Leftovers via EV Grieve]