Open and Closed: Say Hello to Pour George, Goodbye to Wall Street Burger Shoppe


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

Bravo Gianni, a go-to Midtown Northern Italian, has closed after nearly 30 years in operation due to the chef and owner, Gianni Garavelli, suffering a stroke.
[NY Times]

Cosmos Diner, which has been open in Kips Bay nearly 35 years, has been closed by the new management for renovations.
[Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

West Village bistro Paris Commune, which dates to 1979, is also closed for renovations and won’t reopen for another two months.

The three-year-old Wall Street Burger Shoppe, best known for its $175 burger, has closed and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.

Hell’s Kitchen gets an artisanal ice cream-and-cookie dough purveyor in Je & Jo. Their nine flavors include vanilla bean ice cream with chocolate chip cookie dough.

PizzArte will specialize in pizza and … art? The pizzaiolo is from Naples and so are other dishes like polpettine and paccheri al baccala.

Massachusetts import Steve’s Craft Ice Cream is coming to Midtown. It will offer locavoric treats like Hudson Valley Fresh milk, Kombucha Brooklyn, and Ovenly baked goods.

Josh Eden of Shorty’s .32 is the consulting chef at the gastro-sports bar Pour George. Expect dishes like cod fritters with garlic cream and a steak tartare burger.
[NY Times]

Crudo, by the team behind Candela Candela, has taken over the space vacated by Umberto’s Clam House in Little Italy.

The Dream Downtown Hotel’s new steakhouse, Marble Lane, is now open with Manuel Trevino, formerly of Lavo and Travertine, in the kitchen.
[Zagat Buzz]