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.