Open & Closed: Say Hello to Giuseppina, Goodbye to Yummy House
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
Yummy House, a popular Chinese takeout joint in the East Village, has shuttered.
BEast, the speakeasy-style lounge that lived beneath the now-defunct Broadway East, has closed to make room for a series of as-yet-unnamed pop-up projects.
Vine Wine in Long Island City is packing up and moving to Williamsburg.
Cuba Café in Chelsea is also planning a move. The Havana-themed joint has closed, but the owners hope to reopen in Hell's Kitchen.
Tribeca is getting a new Italian. Tresanti Trattoria will offer thin-crust pizza and mains like rabbit in currant sauce.
Mark Iacono of Lucali opens a Sunset Park spin-off run by his brother, Chris. Giuseppina has the same menu of calzones and thin-crust pizzas, but with a beer and wine license.
Bistro Lamazou is a new Mediterranean bistro in Kips Bay by the owners of the Lamazou cheese shop nearby.
The Campo and Nonna team has opened Columbus Tavern, serving hearty plates like white-bean cassoulet, lamb-shank shepherd's pie, and a brisket-and-bone-marrow burger.
Emma Hearst and Sarah Krathen of Sorella have expanded with Stellina, a little café and gelateria.
The new brick-and-mortar location of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream has arrived in Boerum Hill.
Two longtime bartenders from the Half King are branching out to open their own place in Bushwick. The nautically themed Anchored Inn will serve craft beer and bar snacks.
Tenpenny is a new Italianish restaurant in the Gotham Hotel. Dishes like salt-roasted beets and porchetta raviolo are listed alongside classically inspired cocktails.
The steampunk-themed Way Station in Prospect Heights is finally open. Expect craft beer, seasonal cocktails, and Doctor Who-inspired design.
The Cooper Square Hotel is getting a new restaurant to replace the short-lived Faustina. Trilby will be dark, moody, and have "interesting" furniture.
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