Open & Closed: Say Hello to Osteria il Paiolo, Goodbye to Knife + Fork


Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.

Pudding Stones in the West Village has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after just four months in operation.

Four-year-old Knife + Fork in the East Village has shuttered, having never earned a huge following despite a cheap $45 six-course tasting menu.
[I Loved New York via Eater]

Beba, the Mediterranean restaurant that opened at the doomed former FROG space on Spring Street in late April, has already closed.

Deno’s Party House, the “bikini bar” near Madison Square Garden, has closed.
[EV Grieve]

Essex Ale House, which survived a short-lived closure last year, has shuttered again — and this time, it looks permanent.
[Bowery Boogie]

La Gazzetta at Villa Pacri has opened in the space that once housed Merkato 55. The kitchen is helmed by Michael Berardino, who was the chef de cuisine at Dell’Anima.
[NY Times]

Harlem is getting a serious beer bar in Bier International, which will serve 20 international brews on draft and American craft labels. Complimentary snacks are on the way.
[Time Out]

Williamsburg is getting a new Northern Italian in Osteria il Paiolo, with a menu by Andrea Milazzo, who hails from Genoa.
[NY Times]

The new East Village bar the 13th Step is named for the term AA members use for hooking up with one’s sponsor. Standard bar food complements a full bar.

Aria Wine Bar is a new Italian date spot in the West Village, with a wine list of offerings made solely by lady vintners.

Highpoint Bistro is the first New York venture from a 23-strong restaurant group in Northern India. With a David Burke alum at the helm, it will offer an international menu.