Restaurants on Amsterdam Avenue have had a rough week to start 2014.
French Coast, a French Mediterranean restaurant on 83rd street and Amsterdam that replaced Cafe Deux Margots, closed within the last few days. It appears to have been open for about a year and a half, serving a savory menu of meat and fish. Thanks to Ira for the photo.
Gastropub Slightly Oliver on 85th and Amsterdam also closed in the past few days after being open since 2011. Slightly Oliver served lots of drinks and hearty menu with crispy duck tongue salad among other items. A sign on the door thanked patrons and said they were sad to close on New Year’s, usually “such a joyous occasion…We are grateful for the time we had an enjoyed every minute serving you.” Thanks to David and Shari for the tips.
Things also look bleak for Social House, the restaurant on Amsterdam between 81st and 82nd that replaced Amsterdam Diner just a few months ago. The restaurant is up for sale, according to this listing from Walker Malloy. The rent is $13,500 per month, which the broker says is below market for the area, and there are nine years left on the lease. Photo via Walker Malloy.