Thyme and Tonic just opened in the former home of Spring Natural Kitchen at 474 Columbus Avenue (at the corner of 83rd).
Update: The owners of Thyme and Tonic have sent us the following description of the restaurant, which differs somewhat from what we first posted. “Thyme & Tonic is a full bar featuring garden to glass cocktails made from fresh juices, herbs, and spices along with natural wines. The first half menu of has been built for sharing with more than 20 items including starters, tacos and anticuchos that everyone in a group can enjoy even while standing. The vegetable forward menu is rounded out by salads, bowls, and dishes such as Spaghetti Squash in a Cherry Tomato Sauce with Charred Kale, a Loaded Impossible Burger with hand cut fries, and a Crispy Skin Snapper with White Bean Ragu, Tomato Conserve and Broken Schug.”
Tipster GT had more info: “There wasn’t a long gap between Spring Natural Kitchen closing and this new place opening, and from what I saw they’ve been able to flip the space quickly by maintaining the general layout of Spring but brightening it up with more pronounced light fixtures, white accents, and plants throughout. The exterior signage appears to be somewhat incomplete, so I imagine there’s more to come. But they had a menu posted outside outside and it’s sort of Spring 2.0, maintaining some of the same broad strokes but with new emphasis. There are now way more small plates, a selection of tacos, and a veggie bowl section that join some of the more familiar players like pastas, burgers, and a range of fish/chicken/steak options. I didn’t get a look at a drinks menu — I’m assuming they’d have to have some special gin and tonics. It all feels very Westville, in a good way.” Westville is a casual American restaurant chain.
They’ll be serving specialty Gin and Tonics, Jackie adds.
Thanks to Jackie, Chris and GT for the tips.