As Fall gets set to start, there’s lots of openings and closings news on the Upper West Side.
Sherry Herring, the Israeli shop known for its herring sandwiches, has opened at 245 West 72nd Street, the former home of Jeannie’s Dream. They don’t currently have any herring (!) but there are lots of other fish sandwiches and other delicacies to try. Sue and Mike tell us that “We had a smoked tuna sandwich that rocked our world. Gonna try the sardines from Portugal tomorrow. Has to be in the running for best sandos in the city.” Sherry is apparently en route too.
A new coffee shop called Afternoon is coming to 2785 Broadway/108th street. The website shows a unique array of food and drinks, including mochi donuts, Croffles (croissants baked in a waffle iron), and Korean rice encrusted hot dogs. “The cafe was briefly mentioned in an Eater article about croffles, and their website says the Columbia location is coming soon,” notes our tipster Anna.
The new Atlantic Grill at 49 West 64th Street is expecting to open at the end of September. Monte Carlo Hospitality Group has taken over ownership from Landry’s and says it has refreshed the space. The food will be “a creative interpretation bringing together the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean” and there will be an aquarium in the front and a raw fish bar.
Wau, a new Malaysian restaurant at 434 Amsterdam Avenue in the former Tangled Vine location between 80th and 81st, is getting close to opening. The menu is already up on Seamless. Thanks to Sue, Mike and Alison for the tips.
Cream puff store Beard Papa’s on 77th and Broadway looks like it’s closed permanently. Thanks to Charles and Jeff for the tips.
A new Japanese restaurant called Sapps is opening in the former home of E’s bar at 2888 Broadway between 112th and 113th. There’s another location in Long Island City that gets pretty good reviews on Yelp. “If you need a Japanese fix this is a good spot. The service is good. The food is typical American Japanese and some items you don’t normally see such as Chicken Skin skewer and Churros. The Rolls are good as is the Salmon Teriyaki. Give it a try,” one said. See the dinner menu here. Thanks to Rochelle for the tip.
The Swatch store on the corner of 72nd and Columbus has cleared out. It’s not on the Swatch website anymore and is listed as permanently closed on Google. Thanks to Terry, Dana and Craig for the tips.