December’s Openings and Closings


The shark-infested waters of New York City’s restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you’re into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.


Shake Shack Brooklyn (409 Fulton Street, Downtown Brooklyn, 718-307-7590)
Pera Soho (54 Thompson Street, Soho, 212-878-6305)
Kabob Shack (182 Havemeyer Street, Williamsburg, 718-387-7111)
Richlane (595 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, 347-422-0617)
BaoBQ (229 First Avenue, East Village, 212-475-7011)
City Swiggers Beer Store and Tasting Room (320 East 86th Street, Yorkville, 212-570-2000)
Caffe Storico (170 Central Park West., Upper West Side, 212-485-9211)
Brooklyn Wok Shop (182 North 10th Street, Williamsburg, 347-889-7992)
Jacob’s Pickles (509 Amsterdam Avenue, Upper West Side, 212-799-7622)
Little Brother BBQ (544 Clinton Avenue, Clinton Hill, 347-889-7885)
Vanessa’s Dumplings (310 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, 212-529-1329)
Butcher Bar (37-08 30th Avenue, Astoria, 718-606-8140)
Pecan (387 Amsterdam Avenue, Upper West Side, 212-580-1719)
Jeanne & Gaston (212 West 14th Street, West Village, 212-675-3773)
Vive La Crepe (189 Columbus Avenue, Upper West Side)
Paninoteca (265 Columbus Avenue, Upper West Side)
Tompkins Square Bagels (167 Avenue A, Alphabet City)
Maimonide of Brooklyn (525 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill,718-797-2555)
Xe May Sandwich Shop (96 St. Marks Place, East Village, 212-388-1688)
Whirlybird (254 South 2nd Street, Williamsburg)


Currywurst Bros. (182 Bleecker Street, West Village, 917-265-8317)
Terrace in the Sky (400 West 119th Street, Morningside Heights, 212-666-9490)
Matsuri (369 West 16th Street, West Village, 212-243-6400)
Kenmare Lounge (98 Kenmare Street, Lower East Side, 212-274-9898)
Milk Street Cafe (40 Wall Street, Financial District, 212-542-3663
Falai Panetteria (79 Clinton Street, Lower East Side, 212-777-8956)
Dark Room (165 Ludlow Street, Lower East Side, 212-353-0536)
Nanny Goat Hill Wine Bar & Kitchen (1241 Prospect Avenue, Windsor Terrace, 718-972-1852)
Uncle Moe’s (341 Seventh Avenue, South Slope, 718-965-0006)
The Speakeasy (132 Greene Avenue, Clinton Hill, 718-230-3520)
Robin des Bois (195 Smith Street, Cobble Hill, 718-596-1609)
Polonia (110 First Avenue, East Village, 212-254-9699)

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