Open & Closed: Say Hello to Gazala, Goodbye to Bon Vivant


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

Bon Vivant, a Greek diner on Broadway near 12th Street, appears to be closed. The gate is down and the phone is going unanswered. [EV Grieve]

Gazala Halabi of Gazala Place is opening her second restaurant, Gazala, on the Upper West Side, also specializing in Israeli Druze cuisine. [Time Out]

Tin City Drug & General Store will bring a soda fountain to Bed-Stuy, with Van Leeuwen Artisan ice cream sodas, floats, and shakes on the menu. [Time Out]

Réunion Surf Bar rides the tiki wave into Hell’s Kitchen, serving Dark ‘n’ Stormys, frozen Coronas, and fruit-infused rhums (French Antillean rums). [DailyCandy]

Estiatorio Rafina brings more Greek and Mediterranean to Murray Hill, with a particular focus on fish. [NY Times]

Limelight Grill is opening this weekend in the courtyard of the reinvented Limelight Marketplace, serving burgers and the like. [NY Times]

The Mexicue Truck debuted around the Flatiron. Specializing in Mexican barbecue, expect oak-smoked short ribs, burnt-ends brisket with an arbol sauce, and house chorizo. [Midtown Lunch]