Open & Closed: Say Hello to Gazala, Goodbye to Bon Vivant
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
Bon Vivant, a Greek diner on Broadway near 12th Street, appears to be closed. The gate is down and the phone is going unanswered.
Gazala Halabi of Gazala Place is opening her second restaurant, Gazala, on the Upper West Side, also specializing in Israeli Druze cuisine.
Tin City Drug & General Store will bring a soda fountain to Bed-Stuy, with Van Leeuwen Artisan ice cream sodas, floats, and shakes on the menu.
Réunion Surf Bar rides the tiki wave into Hell's Kitchen, serving Dark 'n' Stormys, frozen Coronas, and fruit-infused rhums (French Antillean rums).
Estiatorio Rafina brings more Greek and Mediterranean to Murray Hill, with a particular focus on fish.
Limelight Grill is opening this weekend in the courtyard of the reinvented Limelight Marketplace, serving burgers and the like.
The Mexicue Truck debuted around the Flatiron. Specializing in Mexican barbecue, expect oak-smoked short ribs, burnt-ends brisket with an arbol sauce, and house chorizo.
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