Carrie Levin in front of the new Good Enough to Eat. Photo via twitter.
Good Enough to Eat’s transition to its new home on 85th street and Columbus Avenue was so smooth that the restaurant will only close for all of three meals, serving breakfast and lunch at the old location on 83rd and Amsterdam on Wednesday and preparing a major opening feast at the new spot on Thursday night. That says a lot about Carrie Levin, the longtime owner of the beloved local spot.
Good Enough to Eat is moving from its home of 32 years because of persistent squabbles with the landlord. The new spot, formerly the home of Nonna and briefly AG Bistro, is bigger than the old one. Carrie is opening it with a flourish, offering a throwback menu with items she served back in 1981. No, there will be no crack pipes in homage to the drug-ridden streets of that era. But there will be barbeque shrimp, turkey meatloaf and other hearty dishes (she calls the menu “Americana Barnyard Chic”). Check out Thursday’s menu below. To make a reservation call 212-496-0163 ext. 0.
The new restaurant is also the start of a joint venture between Carrie and Jeremy Wladis, the owner of The Restaurant Group, which runs AG Kitchen on 73rd and ran AG Bistro. From a press rep: “Good Enough to Eat is opening in the old A.G. Bistro space and GETE chef/owner Carrie Levin is entering into a joint venture with Jeremy Wladis and his company The Restaurant Group, which had owned A.G. Bistro and currently owns and operates many restaurants in Manhattan (including A.G. Kitchen, and Amigos), Washington DC and Charlotte NC. Together they plan to expand GETE into a household name by offering catering, retail baked goods, food products, and other consumer goods.”