Open & Closed: Say Hello to Danji; Goodbye to Benito’s One Restaurant


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

Benito’s One Restaurant has been evicted from its Little Italy space and has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, with some $481,000 in liabilities.

La Bonne Bouffe in the East Village has given up the ghost. The space is on the market for $4,400 per month.
[EV Grieve]

After less than a year in operation, dumpling and tea house Canteen 82 has already shuttered on the Upper West Side.

Hawaiian Tropic Zone in Times Square is no more, nearly two years after it downsized, moving all operations to the second floor of its two-story space.
[Zagat Buzz]

Marcus Samuelsson’s looooong-awaited Red Rooster Harlem is finally making its debut. Expect high-end takes on soul food like fried chicken and lobster mac and cheese.
[NY Times]

Grimaldi’s at Limelight Marketplace will serve coal-fired brick-oven pizzas as at the original in Brooklyn, hopefully minus the hour-long wait.

Imperial Tavern is a new dive bar on the Lower East Side offering $3 imperial pints, pulled pork sliders, smoked chicken wings, and a bacon cheeseburger with doughnuts for buns. [TONY]

Luke’s Lobster’s third location has arrived on the Upper West Side. The menu is the same as the original, plus bread-bowl soups.

The latest Korean chicken joint is Patate Fellow on the Lower East Side. The chicken comes with fries served with four kinds of mayo: curry, basil, yuzu, or spicy gochujang.

Looks like futuristic build-your-own-burger places are becoming a thing. The latest is the Counter in Midtown.

Hell’s Kitchen is getting a new Korean of its own. Danji will turn out bulgogi beef sliders and kimchi bacon fried “paella” alongside signature cocktails.