Open and Closed: Say Hello to Stivale, Goodbye to Baotique


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

News has broken that the Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel is closing at the end of July, following management getting sued by the hotel for its rowdy champagne brunches. [NY Times]

Baotique, the upscale Vietnamese Michael Huynh opened inside the Covet space in Midtown, has closed, as has Covet itself. [Eater]

Elote appears to have served its last in Williamsburg. There’s graffiti on the door, and the phone is disconnected. [Zagat Buzz]

The Manhattan Diner, a Greek restaurant on the Upper West Side, is shuttering after 11 years in business to be replaced, reportedly, by a high-rise. [NY Times]

Baked by Melissa is now selling its $1 mini cupcakes on Seventh Avenue, between 38th and 39th streets. [Midtown Lunch]

Bento Burger, the Asian burger joint opening in the space formerly occupied by Marfa, will blast J-pop and serve $7-to-$9 cocktails. [Grub Street]

Bobby Werhane’s redo of his Choptank space, Stivale, is complete, serving rustic Italian by chef Michael Berardino. [Zagat Buzz]

APL (pronounced “apple”) features “avant-garde bottle service” and a “skylight-suspended jungle gym.” [UrbanDaddy]

The latest rooftop lounge is Above 6 at 6 Columbus, hard-opening next week with a signature cocktail list. [UrbanDaddy]

Rob Shamlian’s new monster beer hall in Williamsburg, Spritzenhaus, is open for beers, with sausages by Prime Meats alum Rolf Weithofer starting mid-May. [NY Times]

Bronx mainstay Zero Otto Nove is getting a Manhattan outpost, offering its Salerno-inspired menu. [NY Times]

The space that once housed APizzA is now home to the fifth location of Fat Sal’s. [EV Grieve]