Open & Closed: Say Hello to Pachanga Patterson; Goodbye to Japonais


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

Honeychiles’, the Southern restaurant located in the Williamsburg dive bar the Charleston, has closed after just seven months.

The huge contemporary Japanese, Japonais, in Gramercy, is shuttering after five years in business.

Teriyaki Boy in Midtown West is calling it quits, leaving a dearth of good $3.99 lunch options in the Times Square area.
[Midtown Lunch]

Aussie joint Wombat in Williamsburg appears to have closed its doors for good.
[Grub Street]

New Caporal Fried Chicken and Shrimp in Washington Heights has given up the ghost, leaving neighbors devastated.

In Midtown, it doesn’t look good for Washoku Café (a/k/a Negi-Ya). The signage has been taken down and they have stopped taking credit cards.
[Midtown Lunch]

Osteria Cotta brings more Italian to the Upper West Side. Owner Suzanne Riva of La Folia and the now-defunct Irving Mill took on chef Andrew Kraft, formerly of 6th Street Kitchen.

Hell’s Kitchen is getting yet another wine bar. Medi Wine Bar will offer a number of by-the-glass options for $6 to $8.
[Zagat Buzz]

Pachanga Patterson, a Mexican canteen from the team behind nearby Vesta, will offer moo shu duck tacos served on Tortilleria Nixtamal tortillas.
[Grub Street]

Eighty Four has opened in the space formerly occupied by Mixx Lounge. The menu features dishes like Tea Smoked Brook Trout and Fennel Crusted Pork Loin.

Imperial No. Nine has arrived. Sam Talbot’s restaurant in the Mondrian Soho Hotel will specialize in seafood, such as fried oysters and king crab a la plancha.
[NY Times]

Moomba has debuted in the old Vertuccio’s space in Williamsburg. Expect wood-fired pizzas, small and shareable plates, and an extensive wine list.
[Free Williamsburg]

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