It’s going to be a rough winter for restaurants, given the indoor dining shutdown and the difficulties of running an outdoor operation when temperatures drop. Some spots have already decided to close their doors for the time being. Now others have joined them.
West Side Restaurant, the classic spot at 69th and Broadway where Lady Gaga once waitressed, has shut its doors for now with a sign on the door saying “closed until further notice.” No one was answering the phone. Hopefully it’s just for a short period. We had heard earlier this year that they might close, but a waiter told us it was “fake news.” Thanks to Jordan for the tip.
Owl’s Tail at 215 West 75th Street is “hibernating” for January, according to the restaurant’s Instagram page. Thanks to Keith for the tip.