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Want some mozzarella, fella? Photo via Noi Due, which plans to expand.

By Pam Yoder

Community Board 7 approved several liquor licenses and sidewalk cafes at a meeting on Wednesday night. There was one postponement, and Café 21 (a restaurant proposed for 61st and West End) was “not approved” because the reps didn’t appear at the meeting.

Buddy 2017-03-08 20.11.33It was a casual evening. Even Buddy (pictured at right) got to sit in as a non-member since Board Member Linda Alexander brought him along.

Noi Due Restaurant at 143 West 69th Street, which offers kosher fare, is planning to take over the space that now houses Michelin-starred restaurant Andanada restaurant next door. The layout will remain the same, but there will be cosmetic changes. Negotiations are under way to assume the lease. Noi Due has operated without any issues for the last eight years. There is no name yet for the new restaurant.

Gebhard’s Beer Culture at 72nd St between Broadway and West End Avenue plans to open an enclosed sidewalk café, although they will not be offering green beer for St. Patrick’s day.

A new yet-to-be-named French restaurant is opening at 416 Amsterdam avenue (80th Street), the former home of TLV. The board struck down the idea of a wraparound enclosed café, but agreed to an enclosed café being just on Amsterdam. The layout of the interior will change. The current owner operates La Sirène, a French Bistro on Broome Street, and the new place will have a similar menu. There will not be lunch service but there will be brunch, and the hours will be Sun – Thurs 5 pm – 12 am and Fri & Sat 5 pm – 1 am.

An entity called Da Capo Corp plans to open a restaurant at 322 Columbus Avenue at 75th Street. They will serve coffee during the day and offer Wine & Tapas in the evening. There will be live acoustic jazz offered every other week. The application was approved as long as the music ends at 9 pm.

Marlow Bistro, the restaurant at Amsterdam Avenue at 110th Street, applied to alter its liquor license and add a sidewalk cafe. Renovations will move the bar to the left side, which was an additional dining room. “Mostly professors from Columbia… a grownup place.”

Dunkin Donuts on Amsterdam at 72nd will open an unenclosed sidewalk café. There will be no waiter service, but the staff will keep it clean.

Zucker’s Bagels on Columbus at 73rd will also open a sidewalk café.

Buddy approves.

FOOD, NEWS, OPEN/CLOSED | 11 comments | permalink
    1. Jezz says:

      Wait! Is andanada relocating then or closing?! Love them.

    2. Jeff says:

      Gebhard’s already has an enclosed patio, so maybe the application is just procedural?

      Separately, I heard a rumor that Sushi Yasaka on 72nd is opening a second location across the street at 244 72nd, in the old window treatment space. Not sure if true though.

    3. Sam says:

      This reportage on Marlow Bistro is a little odd, in that the bar *is* on the left side currently, in what was indeed an additional dining room. Are they applying for this change after the fact?

    4. Kenneth says:

      I think the approval of a new, enclosed sidewalk cafe (416 Amsterdam Avenue)may be the first in a very long time and perhaps the only one permitted since the Artie’s monstrosity was approved ages ago.

    5. Tom says:

      Kind of burying the lede there about Andanada, aren’t we?

    6. Mary says:

      I just called Andsnada and the manager told me the restaurant is not closing.

    7. Kylee the Kattledog says:

      Marlow is a undiscovered gem. The menu is more what you may find in Soho or TriBeCa – a gastronomic pub whose menu is not afraid to experiment and a great staff. I went a few times now and this is one of our neighborhood favorites because it’s so grown-up.

      • Eatsout says:

        Went to Marlow-very good food, but really poor service. Just not enough staff at dinner time on a Thursday night. When we mentioned it, the waiter, or manager, said it was because everyone came at once!

    8. ls says:

      Sidewalk cafe for Dunkin Donuts?
      Outdoor seating for McDonald’s and 7-11 must be next on the horizon….
      The complete “malling” of Manhattan.

    9. Passerby says:

      Does anyone know why the bar area was enclosed at the Col/91 Pesce & Pasta? Simple renovations?

    10. Leslie Rupert says:

      When I was at Zmarlow Bistro this past Wednesday there were mostly Columbia Students eating pizzas.