Several new restaurants have recently opened on the Upper West Side, as a Mexican spot that opened just six months ago, has already closed its doors.
ChicoJulio, the seafood-focused Mexican restaurant on Amsterdam between 97th and 98th, closed after being open for barely six months. The restaurant’s website says “It is time to SAIL for new shores and new waters. See you very soon in our new location!” No word yet on where that location will be. Thanks to Rich for the tip.
Lincoln Square Steakhouse on West 70th street had its official opening on Thursday, with four working fireplaces and nightly piano music. It’s “a classic steakhouse designed with a nostalgic decor, offers steaks that are dry aged to perfection, succulent seafood dishes and an extensive global wine list that features 30 bottles for under $30,” said a rep for the restaurant. See photos of the interior below (photo of private dining room provided by the steakhouse). Click to enlarge.
Loi, the Greek restaurant that Lincoln Square replaced, is now opening a new location at 132 West 58th street between 6th and 7th avenue. Loi Estiatorio will be more casual than the old spot. “It looks like she’s simply moving in to the existing space that was recently vacated by the Austrian restaurant Seäsonal, rather than doing any major refurbishments. The new venue is much smaller in size than the Loi’s massive previous establishment,” writes Chantal McLaughlin, who sent in the tip. “I hope Loi does well here as I really liked their food, albeit now they are in somewhat of competition with other top Greek restaurants Milos and Molyvos nearby.” We wish Maria Loi all the best too!
Sushi Shop opened yesterday on Broadway between 77th and 78th streets. Their rep wrote in: “Lunch Special combinations, prepared mere minutes prior at the sushi counter, at two affordable prices of $12.95 and $14.95. Dinner offerings, both for take-out and to dine in, include a variety of boxes (such as the luxe “Black Box” filled with 56 pieces for $79.95) as well as individual Maki and Hand Rolls, Tartares, Tataki, Ceviches and Chirashi bowls filled with bounties of fish, vegetables and rice.” Gotta appreciate the tight packing of the Box for 2 above.
Pure Barre has put up its sign in the window at 412 Columbus Avenue (80th), the former home of HomBoms Toys. The workout spot, which we first wrote about here, uses ballet techniques.
Thanks to everyone who sent in tips. Keep ’em coming!