Open & Closed: Say Hello to Lucy Browne's & Goodbye to Smith's
The Museum of the City of New York is getting in on the speakeasy craze with an outdoor speakeasy every Wednesday, set in a newly opened section of the museum that overlooks Central Park. Tell Them Jerry Sent You features drinks from the Prohibition era, although the point isn't to have a secret bar, but rather to make historically accurate cocktails.
New Orleans-themed restaurant Lucy Browne's opened in the space formerly occupied by Steak Frites in the West Village. The menu includes such NOLA specialties as oyster po' boy, and shrimp and grits, as well as crab cakes and buttermilk crispy fried chicken.
The Upholstery Store, named for the sign above the storefront, is Kurt Gutenbrunner's new wine bar on the West Side. The global wine list will include bottles from $23-$97, and by the glass options for $6-$15. Charcuterie, cheeses, and vegetable plates will be the only food offered, as there is no kitchen.
The Seaport off-shoot of Sherry Delamarter's West Village Cowgirl is called Cowgirl Sea Horse. Crab cakes, oyster and shrimp po'boys, and seafood gumbo will grace the menu. And, to cater to Wall Street types, free Wi-Fi and 6 a.m. breakfasts will be offered.
Just two years in, Smith's has shuttered. Doug Psaltis, who was said to have dropped the ball at Mix and Country, earned decent reviews at this restaurant. The space will allegedly reopen in September as a new branch of Mermaid Inn.