Open & Closed: Say Hello to Walle; A Possible Goodbye (Already?!) to Carmine Club Café

Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.

Avenue A Bistro Bar, formerly known as Avenue A Sushi, has shuttered after close to 30 years in business.
[EV Grieve]

Four-month-old Carmine Club Café might already be done for. It appears that a city marshal returned the property to its landlord last Monday.
[Grub Street]

Ducale on the Upper West Side has closed its doors for good.
[Eater]

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Belgian restaurant Palatte in Midtown has given up the ghost.
[Mad Park News]

Walle Restaurant & Lounge is the latest by half the team behind Chin Chin. Chris Cheung is at the helm, turning out dishes like foie gras bao and lobster dumplings.
[NY Times]

Danny Meyer's new Untitled in the Whitney Museum will feature a menu by Chris Bradley that includes huckleberry pancakes, chilaquiles, and grilled cheese sandwiches.
[NY Times]

Midtown West gets a new Japanese with a French accent. Mr. Robata will serve such small plates as duck breast with foie gras and spicy tuna with escargots.
[NY Times]

Sud Vine e Cucina brings Italian fare in a charming setting to Bed-Stuy. For now, at least, the "vine" part is figurative, but you're welcome to BYO.
[NY Times]

East Village vegans will be happy to hear that Cowgirl's Baking is bringing eggs- and dairy-free cakes, doughnuts, and cookies to the neighborhood.
[TONY]

Two siblings and Employees Only alums are opening Lighthouse, with a menu of casual New American fare, in South Williamsbug.
[TONY]

Yet another fancy burger chain sets up shop on the Lower East Side. Lucky's Famous Burgers also offers shakes and cane-sugar-sweetened soda.
[TONY]

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Daniel Yi's Salt & Fat in Sunnyside will serve dishes like oxtail terrine with caramelized-onion purée and roasted mushrooms and kombu-cured yellowtail with speck and pickled jalapeños.
[TONY]

The team behind Anella introduces Saint Vitus in Greenpoint, a rock 'n' roll bar specializing in local beer, classic cocktails, and sandwiches. [TONY]

Buskers is a new bar in the space formerly occupied by Yama on West Houston. Expect chocolate martinis, sandwiches, and salads.
[Grub Street]

GMT has arrived in Greenwich Village. The owner describes it as a "British pub meets New York tavern."
[DNA Info]


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