Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know.
Compass, which went through five chefs in under four years, has closed and will reopen this fall as Loi Restaurant, headed by Maria Loi, known as “the Greek Martha Stewart.”
Ozzie’s Coffee & Tea on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope is closing, after 18 years in business, and reopening a few blocks away.
Danal in Greenwich Village has shuttered. People were spotted clearing out fixtures and furniture.
Korean spot Jup-She, in Soho, is done for. The sign has been rubbed out and the interior has been cleaned out.
Indian restaurant Earthen Oven on the Upper West Side has shuttered, according to the neighboring business. Apparently, “it was too expensive to operate.”
Josephina, near Lincoln Center, has closed after more than two decades in operation. There’s a rumor that the Smith, in the East Village, may take the space.
Burger Heaven, in Midtown, has “closed for renovations,” according to the website, but a source says the space has a new tenant: a Japanese restaurant.
Meat and beer haven Resto has opened a lunch counter-slash-grocery annex, called Cannibal. It sells meaty sandwiches, salads, and lots of beer.
The team behind Anella is about to debut Calyer, in Greenpoint, offering seasonal small plates, with a Puerto Rican accent.
El Cid, a Spanish restaurant that closed several years ago, has been revived in Chelsea, with a menu of tapas and Spanish standards.
The seventh location of Sarabeth’s is coming to Tribeca. It will offer the same baked goods and preserves.
Greenpoint has a new café called Troost, serving coffee and pastries, as well as wine, beer, cheese, and charcuterie.
The Upper East Side has welcomed the Seahorse Tavern. The menu features shrimp po’boys, fried oysters, and sliders.
Waffle & Wolf is bringing waffles to Williamsburg. Expect Dutch waffles with fillings like Nutella, honey and cinnamon cream cheese, and avocado and tuna salad.
The brown liquor and grilled cheese trends collide at Noorman’s Kil. The Williamsburg bar offers a vast selection of whiskeys, plus American craft beer.
Los Angeles chain Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is opening an outpost in Times Square. Its menu of blended drinks includes mocha, black forest, and caramel. [TONY]
Ed’s Lobster Bar Annex is ready to go is Soho, specializing in small plates like skate sliders and, of course, lobster rolls.
Paris’s Maison Ladurée is bringing its fancy macarons to Midtown. Flavors include caramel, framboise, and praline.
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