Open & Closed: Say Hello to Ciano, Goodbye to Donald Sacks


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

Bossa Nova Brazil in Hell’s Kitchen has closed to make room for Flavor, which looks like it could be a martini bar.
[Life with Food and Drink]

Donald Sacks in Battery Park is closing down after 27 years in operation. In its stead, Ed’s Lobster Bar is looking to set up shop.
[Broadsheet Daily via Eater]

Thomas Beisl, once the go-to BAM dinner reservation, has been replaced by Berlyn, another Germanic eatery serving dishes likes corned beef and maultaschen.
[NY Times]

Franco Barrio, the former chef de cuisine at Boqueria, has opened Caliu, with a menu of traditional tapas and paella.
[NY Times]

The long-awaited Ciano by Shea Gallante is finally here. Dishes include buccatini with zucchini and saffron, and baked fuzi with sausage and broccoli rabe.
[Grub Street]

The second venue for the team behind Highlands, Mary Queen of Scots, is finally making its debut in the former Allen & Delancey space. Expect French-accented British fare.
[Grub Street]

Dubuque, a new burger joint in Carroll Gardens, is serving lamb, pork, and beef burgers — all for around $12.

Former Beatrice Inn doorman Angelo Bianchi is involved in a new pizzeria in Nolita called Rubirosa.
[Grub Street]

Sosta has opened in Boerum Hill, specializing in pizza, antipasti, salads, and panini. For now, it’s just doing lunch.
[Cobble Hill]

Bed-Stuy has a new café. Brooklyn Stoops offers the usual: coffees, teas, smoothies, bagels, sandwiches, and other baked goods.
[Bed-Stuy Blog]

Good Beer NYC is bringing, well, good beer to the East Village. Expect craft suds from Smuttynose, Captain Lawrence, and Sixpoint alongside grass-fed sausage and local cheese.

The team behind the now-defunct Elatteria is debuting Carmine Club Café, with a menu of Mediterranean dishes, like charred octopus and oxtail braised with unsweetened cocoa.

Heartbreak Restaurant will bring German-, French-, and Swiss-accented fare to the East Village with dishes like cheese fondue and short-rib sauerbraten.

Chicago transplant Christian Ragano is opening New York Central in the Grand Hyatt hotel.