Greek restaurant Elea just opened at 217 West 85th Street, near Broadway. “The ground floor has a central bar and seats all around, with a fairly intimate 40-seat dining room off to one side. It’s just the beginning, since downstairs, the spacious main dining room can accommodate 130 people with an appetite not just for seafood, as at Kyma, but also for what the director of operations, Joe Ragonese, describes as ‘more traditional, Greek home cooking,'” the Times reported. Elea means “olives” in Greek. Eater has more photos and info here and here’s the menu. Thanks to Beverly for the heads up. She wrote “there’s a lamb youvetsi on the menu that’s calling my name.”
E’s Bar is opening an uptown location at 2888 Broadway between 112th and 113th Street, on Thursday. “Join us from 5PM to 2AM to celebrate the newest e’s BAR.It’s the same great energy, games, food, and drinks as the original e’s BAR, just a little further uptown!” the bar said. The original location is on Amsterdam and 84th.
Mezzogiorno just closed at 2791 Broadway between 107th and 108th, ending a 31-year run, first in Soho and then on the UWS. Lorenzo and Nicola called the run “a grand adventure in this greatest of cities.” FUMO is expected to replace Mezzogiorno. We wrote about it here.
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