Open & Closed: Say Hello to El Cobre; Goodbye to The Elephant
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
The Elephant, the French-Thai eatery on East 1st Street, has closed its doors for good after many months of uncertainty.
Following the departure of its young chef, David Bouhadana, Sushi Uo has apparently closed and will reopen as an events space.
The Gates, the high-end Chelsea lounge that recently launched a gimmicky Ambassador Program, has quietly closed.
The NYC Cravings truck is closing for the rest of the summer and will reopen as Bian Dang: Taiwanese Lunch Box (both the truck and new brick-and-mortar store).
Vintage West has opened in the space formerly occupied by Le Royale. It's two floors, plus signature cocktails and dancing.
The FAB Café is the new incarnation of what was CuppaCuppa in the East Village. It's serving Mud coffee.
Daniel Angerer, of human cheese fame, is opening the Little Cheese Pub next door to his sausage joint, Brats, in Chelsea.
El Cobre, the restaurant in Ravi DeRossi's Cuban "complex" that also houses Carteles and Cienfuegos, is now open.
Beauty & Essex, the new Chris Santos-cheffed resto-lounge by the team behind Stanton Social, is debuting this weekend.
The new Sunrise Mart in Midtown has arrived, stocking Japanese specialties in the grocery part and with a fully functional a restaurant.
Bahr Ché has opened at Astor Place, serving Intelligentsia coffee plus more than 100 different wines.
Choice Market and Choice Greene in Clinton Hill now have a sister doughnut shop. Dough has fresh doughnuts and Stumptown coffee.
La Petite Maison is the new New York outpost of a Nice restaurant. Alain Allegretti is at the helm.
Little Tokyo has a new addition. Yuba is a new spot by two former chefs from Masa. [TONY]
The Court Street location of Tio Pio has opened in the space briefly occupied by Danny's and F. Martinella's.
Junoon has arrived. Vikas Khanna's menu includes tandoor, hot stone, open fire pit, griddle, and casserole dishes.
Glaze Teriyaki Grill brings Seattle-style teriyaki to the city. Expect beef, salmon, pork, vegetables, tofu, and chicken versions.
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