Open and Closed: Say Hello to The Cardinal, Goodbye to Bar Carrera


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

Williamsburg coffee shop and live jazz spot Blackbird Parlor has been closed and the phone disconnected. A Starbucks might be moving in. [Eater]

Fay Da Bakery, in Midtown, is no longer sharing a space with Lunch Box Buffet. They plan on moving nearby. [Midtown Lunch]

Piano Due and its accompanying bar, Palio, are no more. Apparently, they’ve been closed since May and no one noticed. [Zagat Buzz]

Bar Carrera, a wine and tapas joint with two locations, has closed the East Village one. West Houston remains open. [Zagat Buzz]

The Upper East Side location of 2nd Avenue Deli is finally open. Expect the same menu as at the Midtown East location. [Eater]

Sam Bahri’s Steakhouse arrives in the West Village, offering “classic American dishes with a subtle French flair.” [Eater]

Rocker-turned-chef Curtis Brown, formerly of Bubby’s, is launching the Cardinal, a North Carolina-accented Southern spot in the East Village. [NY Times]

Del Frisco’s Grille, an offshoot of the steak chain, has opened in Rockefeller Plaza with a casual menu. [NY Times]

Bon Chon soft-opened its new Midtown location with a menu of Korean fried chicken, dubboki, bulgogi, and a Seoul steak bowl. [Grub Street]

Murray Hill gets a new sports bar with Highland Park, which features 24 TVs, 22 draft beers, 46 whiskeys, and fancy pub grub. [Time Out]

The East Village is getting a new Singaporean restaurant with Masak. Dishes will include tamarind-braised pork leg and grilled whole fish stuffed with sambal. [Time Out]

Zito’s Sandwich Shoppe is opening in Park Slope, specializing in locally cured meats from Faicco’s Italian Specialties, Salumeria Biellese, and Ottamanelli & Sons. [Time Out]