A new seafood spot is coming, and there’s lots more news below about recent Upper West Side openings and closings.
Brother Jimmy’s has closed for good, after saying they would reopen after renovating. The bar/restaurant on Amsterdam between 80th and 81st will be replaced by a new restaurant called Crave FishBar. Joe Bolanos, who went to a hearing for Crave’s liquor license, said the new restaurant sounds exciting: “It will be, according to the owner, an actual seafood restaurant with a better venue than the previous tenants.” Here’s the menu for Crave’s midtown location. A Times review says the restaurant has excellent service and “the feel of an upscale canteen…Here is raw fluke, blushing from a squeeze of blood orange; there, the messy thrill of nori powder and fragmented oyster crackers dusting loose mounds of chopped raw diver scallop and sriracha-spiked mayonnaise.” Thanks to Jackie for the tip.
Purdy Girl is opening on Amsterdam between 82nd and 83rd street in the former home of Global Table. Purdy Girl closed its location on Columbus between 81st and 82nd earlier this year.
Le Pain Quotidien has opened another cafe in Central Park, this one on the east side of the Park around 74th Street near the Conservatory Water pond. “Starting Monday, July 6, Le Pain Quotidien at Conservatory Water will open daily at 7:00 a.m. and remains open until sunset. The large kiosk offers a wide variety of food and beverages including sandwiches, soups, salads, parfaits, baked goods, cappuccinos, espressos, beer, wine and cocktails. They also operate the Snack Shack, a smaller kiosk, open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., offering organic ice cream, savory snacks, cookies, brownies, coffees, teas and juices.”
Bob’s Framing on 103rd street and Broadway is closing at the end of the month because “business has been slow,” said Rodrigo, a framer there. He says they’ll be moving to 30 East 60th street, suite 907, and have a new name — Big Apple Art Gallery. Thanks to Lisa for the tip.
Macchina, the mystery restaurant on 106th and Broadway, is about to open, and has prettified its entrance. Last we heard it’s going to be an Italian restaurant. “Booths & tables are set and the bar is lovely,” wrote Bryant Palmer, who took the picture below. (Also, Sasha Pezenik, our resident Italian scholar, tells us the name means car, not machine as we originally thought.)