Open and Closed: Say Hello to The Tippler, Goodbye to La Fonda Boricua
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know.
The Burger Heaven location on Madison between 54th and 55th Streets is closed. Apparently, a Japanese restaurant will take over the space.
Mondello, a pizzeria in Midtown, closed about a month ago.
La Petite Auberge, in Midtown, is closing on October 8. The owners are promising a glass of champagne to those who come to say goodbye.
Café China promises to bring "really great Chinese" to Midtown. Dishes include ma po tofu, tea-smoked duck, Chungking braised beef, and kung pao fish.
New Italian Il Tesoro Ristorante is opening in the space long occupied by Primavera on the Upper East Side.
The Upper West Side gets a new Italian, too, courtesy of the former La Focaccia owner. Machiavelli features murals by a Florentine painter.
Yet another cocktail bar: The Tippler is opening under the Chelsea Market. Paul Tanguay and Tad Carducci, bar consultants known as the Tippling Brothers, are behind it.
Top Chef alum Hung Huynh is launching Catch, a three-story restaurant specializing in Asian-influenced seafood platters.
Chelsea is getting a new Sicilian with Granduca di Sicilia, serving wood-fired pizzas, arancini, and sea urchin pasta.
Interstate Food & Liquor brings more Pat LaFrieda burgers to the Lower East Side, as well as organic hot dogs and signature cocktails.
Island Burgers & Shakes, in Hell's Kitchen, is expanding with an Upper West Side outpost, offering its menu of 64 different kinds of burgers.