Good Enough to Eat, the beloved longtime restaurant on Amsterdam between 83rd and 84th, was close to being forced to leave the neighborhood as its lease is set to end shortly and it wasn’t getting another one. But the restaurant just announced an exciting development: it will be moving to 85th street and Columbus Avenue, probably in mid-June.
Good Enough to Eat has been on the UWS since 1981, and at its current location since 1989. Its classic American food, including big turkey and meatloaf dinners and heaping brunches, have made it a local favorite. Owner Carrie Levin, however, has had an uneasy relationship with her landlord and her lease was set to end for good on June 30, she told us. She had said she might have to leave the neighborhood, and even asked the local Community Board for help in finding her a new space.
The new Good Enough to Eat will go into the space of AG Bistro, the restaurant that just replaced Nonna a few months ago, according to Good Enough to Eat’s Facebook page. An employee at AG Bistro confirmed they would be closing, and a spokesman for AG Bistro had no comment.
Well, I guess All [ain’t so] Good at the Bistro after all, eh?
Wonderful news that Good Enough to Eat will be staying in the neighborhood! Delicious food, nice atmosphere, and all under the leadership of the talented, generous, and warm-hearted Carrie Levin. So glad we get to keep this one!
Agreed with Beth about keeping GETE. I have been there for work and leisure meals more times than I can possibly count. Even had them cater a work function, which was amazing food.
But I’m curious: this appears (at least on the surface) to be another case of a landlord with an attitude that is not neighborhood friendly. We’re hearing only GETE’s side, of course, but between this, and Big Nick’s, and H&H, and Edgar’s, etc…. Landlords seem to care little to nothing of the loss of what are paid community hang-out spaces.
I’d love to be corrected here: where are the unsung stories of landlords helping small businesses stay where they are and benefit the neighborhood?
Umm blaming the landlord for H&H bagels?
If I am not mistaken, I think the owner is in the big house (Jail).
nothing to do with the landlord.
Im guessing that such a story does not exist. Bastards
Did anyone notcie that a PINKBERRY is opening in the former Bettola space on Amsterdam between 79-80.
Amsterdam above 79th has been a hold out on chain eateries. Organic Avenue was the first, now PinkBerry. With so many vacancies in these recent weeks I can only wonder what will come next.
It’s such a shame. We all know how sterile Broadway has become. And most of us we not so pleased with Sugar and Plumm.
Can only hope for the best. I so pine for a small local grocer. Long live Zingone’s!!
I’d much rather have Nonna back.