FUMO’s got fresh Italian food.
By Alex Israel
A number of new restaurants highlighting global cuisine received liquor license and sidewalk café approvals during a recent meeting of Community Board 7’s Business & Consumer Issues Committee. Liquor license applications will also need to be reviewed by the State Liquor Authority for final approval.
New restaurants looking to get liquor licenses include:
FUMO, an Italian restaurant operated by Francesco Capolongo, is expected to replace Mezzogiorno at 2791 Broadway (between 107th and 108th Streets). The authentic Italian menu will feature “fresh, homemade food” that includes pizza and pasta, according to a representative from the company. It will be the second outpost, following the initial location which opened at 1600 Amsterdam (between 138th and 139th Street) in 2016. Here’s the menu at that location.
Tacos los Vaqueros, a Mexican restaurant within the TACOMBI restaurant family, is under construction at 377 Amsterdam Avenue (between 78th and 79th Streets) at the space formerly home to Sugar & Plumm. According to TACOMBI director of restaurant operations Luis Berenbau, the menu will feature “locally sourced ingredients for a high quality cuisine at affordable prices” in a “causal atmosphere.” Berenbau is excited to open the first location above 33rd street (and seventh in the New York area) by the beginning of 2019, after requests from Upper West Side patrons for a closer option.
8th Hill, a Mediterranean restaurant will replace Isabella’s at 359 Columbus Ave (77th Street). The final menu is still in development, but the restaurant is expected to serve different types of grilled meats, traditional homemade dumplings, salads, and “multifarious cold appetizers,” according to owner Semi Feyzioglou. With a few more months of construction left, they are hoping to open before Thanksgiving.
Flying Fisherman, a new seafood concept from The Restaurant Group, opened earlier this month as a replacement for A.G. Kitchen. Local Yelpers are (mostly) already praising their selection of fish and drinks.
A number of renewals and new applications for sidewalk cafés passed unanimously, including:
- Senn Thai Comfort Food at 452 Amsterdam Avenue (West 82nd Street)
- Bar Boulud at 1900 Broadway (West 63rd – 64th Streets)
- Silver Moon Bakery at 2740 Broadway (West 105th Street)
- Mexican Festival at 2672 Broadway (West 102nd Street)
- Café Tallulah at 240 Columbus Avenue (West 71st – 72nd Streets)
Miznon’s new application for a liquor license at 320 Columbus Avenue (75th Street) and Bluestone Lane’s new application for an unenclosed sidewalk café at 417 Amsterdam Avenue (80th Street) were not approved, as there were no representatives present to appear before the committee.
All committee approvals will be up for a vote during the next full board meeting on October 2, 2018.