Open & Closed: Say Hello to Giuseppina, Goodbye to Yummy House


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

Yummy House, a popular Chinese takeout joint in the East Village, has shuttered.
[EV Grieve]

BEast, the speakeasy-style lounge that lived beneath the now-defunct Broadway East, has closed to make room for a series of as-yet-unnamed pop-up projects.
[Grub Street]

Vine Wine in Long Island City is packing up and moving to Williamsburg.
[NY Times]

Cuba Café in Chelsea is also planning a move. The Havana-themed joint has closed, but the owners hope to reopen in Hell’s Kitchen.
[Zagat Buzz]

Tribeca is getting a new Italian. Tresanti Trattoria will offer thin-crust pizza and mains like rabbit in currant sauce.
[NY Times]

Mark Iacono of Lucali opens a Sunset Park spin-off run by his brother, Chris. Giuseppina has the same menu of calzones and thin-crust pizzas, but with a beer and wine license.

Bistro Lamazou is a new Mediterranean bistro in Kips Bay by the owners of the Lamazou cheese shop nearby.

The Campo and Nonna team has opened Columbus Tavern, serving hearty plates like white-bean cassoulet, lamb-shank shepherd’s pie, and a brisket-and-bone-marrow burger.

Emma Hearst and Sarah Krathen of Sorella have expanded with Stellina, a little café and gelateria.

The new brick-and-mortar location of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream has arrived in Boerum Hill.
[Brooklyn Paper]

Two longtime bartenders from the Half King are branching out to open their own place in Bushwick. The nautically themed Anchored Inn will serve craft beer and bar snacks.
[Grub Street]

Tenpenny is a new Italianish restaurant in the Gotham Hotel. Dishes like salt-roasted beets and porchetta raviolo are listed alongside classically inspired cocktails.

The steampunk-themed Way Station in Prospect Heights is finally open. Expect craft beer, seasonal cocktails, and Doctor Who-inspired design.

The Cooper Square Hotel is getting a new restaurant to replace the short-lived Faustina. Trilby will be dark, moody, and have “interesting” furniture.

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