Open & Closed: Say Hello to El Cobre; Goodbye to The Elephant


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

The Elephant, the French-Thai eatery on East 1st Street, has closed its doors for good after many months of uncertainty. [EV Grieve]

Following the departure of its young chef, David Bouhadana, Sushi Uo has apparently closed and will reopen as an events space. [Grub Street]

The Gates, the high-end Chelsea lounge that recently launched a gimmicky Ambassador Program, has quietly closed. [Eater]

The NYC Cravings truck is closing for the rest of the summer and will reopen as Bian Dang: Taiwanese Lunch Box (both the truck and new brick-and-mortar store). [Midtown Lunch]

Vintage West has opened in the space formerly occupied by Le Royale. It’s two floors, plus signature cocktails and dancing. [Grub Street]

The FAB Café is the new incarnation of what was CuppaCuppa in the East Village. It’s serving Mud coffee. [EV Grieve]

Daniel Angerer, of human cheese fame, is opening the Little Cheese Pub next door to his sausage joint, Brats, in Chelsea. [Grub Street]

El Cobre, the restaurant in Ravi DeRossi’s Cuban “complex” that also houses Carteles and Cienfuegos, is now open. [Grub Street]

Beauty & Essex, the new Chris Santos-cheffed resto-lounge by the team behind Stanton Social, is debuting this weekend. [Eater]

The new Sunrise Mart in Midtown has arrived, stocking Japanese specialties in the grocery part and with a fully functional a restaurant. [Midtown Lunch]

Bahr Ché has opened at Astor Place, serving Intelligentsia coffee plus more than 100 different wines. [TONY]

Choice Market and Choice Greene in Clinton Hill now have a sister doughnut shop. Dough has fresh doughnuts and Stumptown coffee. [TONY]

La Petite Maison is the new New York outpost of a Nice restaurant. Alain Allegretti is at the helm. [TONY]

Little Tokyo has a new addition. Yuba is a new spot by two former chefs from Masa. [TONY]

The Court Street location of Tio Pio has opened in the space briefly occupied by Danny’s and F. Martinella’s. [Brownstoner]

Junoon has arrived. Vikas Khanna’s menu includes tandoor, hot stone, open fire pit, griddle, and casserole dishes. [NY Times]

Glaze Teriyaki Grill brings Seattle-style teriyaki to the city. Expect beef, salmon, pork, vegetables, tofu, and chicken versions. [NY Times]