Mimi Cheng’s has opened its doors at 309 Amsterdam Avenue, between 74th and 75th Streets. Mimi Cheng’s, named for the owner’s mom, is known for its handmade Taiwanese dumplings. “We use pasture-raised pork, organic chicken, organic and/or local vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, and non-gmo sunflower oil. Mimi taught us to never take shortcuts.” It’s open from 1-9 p.m. every day. See the menu at the 2nd Avenue location here.
My Gym, a children’s fitness center that caters to ages 6 months – 8 years, opened on 79th street between Amsterdam and Columbus in the fall (we missed it at the time!). “The owner had plans for a grand opening last spring but due to the pandemic that couldn’t happen and we were able to open in the Fall with COVID cleaning and safety protocols in place,” a rep tells us. See the website here.
Tartinery, a Parisian cafe, has opened indoor dining at its new location on the third floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle.
Atlantic Grill at 49 West 64th Street has been closed for several days, and it’s not clear if or when it will reopen. “I noticed Atlantic Grill was closed over the weekend—even though OpenTable showed reservations available, etc.,” wrote one tipster. “Many signs removed/ no menu posted and no one picks up the phone…” wrote another. Phone and email messages to the restaurant and its parent company have not been returned. The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District also did not immediately have an answer. There appears to be a new owner for the space, and a brochure marketing it said the restaurant’s lease ends in June. A liquor license is pending for the space, and the applicant is named 49W64 RESTAURANT LLC & MC HOSPITALITY GROUP LLC. Thanks to Upper West Sider, Robin and Neil for the tips.