Open and Closed: Say Hello to Mas (La Grillade), Goodbye to Hollis Famous Burgers


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.

Hollis Famous Burgers, in Jamaica, appears to be closed. The website is down, and the phone line disconnected. [Grub Street]

Ciao Piero, the Northern Italian spot on the Upper East Side, has shuttered and the place has been cleaned out. [Grub Street]

Café Niagara, a Sri Lankan joint in Midtown West, is no more and the space already appears to be on the market. [Midtown Lunch]

Mosaic Café, in the East Village, was forced to close. Co-owner Rachel Fuchs says that “issues with the landlord” were to blame. [EV Grieve]

La Petite Crevette chef-owner Neil Ganic has opened a wine bar called the Flying Lobster, apparently named for when he freaked out and threw a lobster at a patron. [Off the Presses]

Sons of Essex, a new reclaimed wood-and-leather banquette-filled bar/restaurant, has soft-opened in the space formerly occupied by Mason Dixon. [UrbanDaddy]

The team behind Apotheke is opening Pulqueria, a new Mexican bar and restaurant on the same block as the cocktail bar. [UrbanDaddy]

Galen Zamarra of Mas (Farmhouse) has a new West Village restaurant. Mas (La Grillade) will specialize in wood-fire grilling. [NY Times]

Pino Luongo’s latest is Morso Café, in Midtown East, with a Southern Italian menu that offers small or large portions of the same dish. [NY Times]

The dining room at the new Hôtel Americano has Olivier Reginensi, formerly of Daniel, at the helm, serving up Latin-accented French fare. [NY Times]

More French-Mexican is coming to Cobble Hill. Jolie Cantina will offer tequila-and-pepper-marinated steak tartare and duck confit enchiladas. [Grub Street]

Peter Sclafani, who owns Bar Toto in Park Slope, is opening Bevacco, a “fine dining” spot in Brooklyn Heights. [NY Times]

Fulton Street gets a new American bistro with the Fulton. Expect brick-pressed chicken, steak frites, and lobster risotto. [NY Times]

Williamsburg gets French-Korean fusion with Bistro Petit, a new takeout joint by Jean Georges alum Seung Park. [Time Out]

The team behind Fornino Park Slope has opened a meatball-dispensing annex called Polpette. Five different kinds of meaty orbs come in different sauces. [Time Out]

Windsor Terrace gets a pop-up wine bar with Nanny Goat Hill Winebar & Kitchen, located in Crossroads Café Wednesday to Sunday, with a list of small-production wines. [Time Out]

Hot Kitchen has opened in the East Village, serving up specialties from the southern Zhejiang province of China. [EV Grieve]