Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
Nicky’s Pho in the East Village has closed just three months after it opened. Co-owner Billy Dang said there wasn’t enough foot traffic.
Charlie Palmer’s Métrazur restaurant in Grand Central Terminal will close July 1 to be replaced by a new Apple store.
[Wall Street Journal]
Lingua, which opened in March, serving tripe Florentine, lamb sweetbreads, and tongue, has already shuttered due to a lack of business.
Hospoda is the culmination of a 10-year restoration of the historic Bohemian National Hall, owned by the Czech Republic. It will serve Pilsner Urquell in four styles.
Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club replaces the Water Taxi Beach, with music, games, beer, burgers, and brats.
Hakki Akdeniz, one of the pie spinners on the U.S. Pizza Team, is opening a second location of his Lower East Side pizzeria Famous Hakki.
Scali Caffé is the latest from the team behind fine-dining trattorias Scalinatella and Il Postino. It’s a casual West Village café serving panini, pastas, and entrées.
Vodou Bar brings more cocktails to Bed-Stuy. Mixologist Darryl Robinson from the Cooking Channel’s Drink Up, designed the menu of fruity drinks.
Alfama, which closed in the West Village in 2009, has been revived in Midtown with a menu of small plates and 600-degree tableside stones for DIY dishes. [Thrillist]