A new restaurant in Loi’s former home, and some other new restaurants are coming to the Upper West Side soon.
A new steakhouse is set to open in the former home of Greek restaurant Loi on 70th street next to cafe Luxembourg. “Bruno Selimaj, who owns Club A Steakhouse on East 58th St. has taken the space,” Eater reports, and he plans a November opening.
“We will serve an a la carte menu as well as a pre and post theater four-course prix fixe,” says Selimaj, who sources his meat from Master Purveyors, a company that also supplies Peter Luger and Wolfgang’s. In addition to the regular wine list, he will offer 20 whites and 40 reds for $25.
Tandoori, the Indian restaurant on West 94th street, has closed, according to the Observer. An LLC named Whispers Bar, Lounge & Restaurant is applying for a liquor license for the space and will go before the full community board next week.
7-Eleven is indeed taking over the space on the corner of 106th street and Broadway. We had first reported on the news two years ago, but hadn’t heard anything since. While the Slurpee chain had announced impressive expansion plans a few years ago it seems to have slowed its growth, even closing a location on West 93rd street. Thanks to Christina for the tip.
Vegan spot Blossom du Jour opens on Amsterdam between 81st and 82nd next Wednesday. “The fourth of the vegan victories will have all the favorites guests have grown to know and love such as the Seitan Philly Cheese Steak, The Midtown Melt and the Smoky Avocado. It will also feature it’s fresh cold pressed juices and juice cleanses and of course it will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth with its popular cupcakes, cookies and more.”
Casa Mexicana is getting ready to open at 898 Amsterdam Avenue (103rd street) in a week or so and serve traditional Mexican fare, Cameron tells us. Says the website: “Upper West Side residents are about to get another heaping helping of re-refried beans. Brunch, Lunch & Dinner.”