Several new businesses are opening in the West 60s, including spots that serve dumplings, falafel and baked goods.
The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District sent out news about the new food and drink establishments, which include a few familiar names. Here’s their rundown:
- DiDi Dumpling (201 Amsterdam Ave at W. 69th St) – “Fans of dumplings, pot stickers and more are in for a treat when this new Chinese eatery opens.”
- El Fish Shack (153 Amsterdam Ave at W. 67th St) – “A New England-style seafood joint by restaurateurs Chef Julian Medina & Louis Skibar is putting the finishing touches on its new space.”
- Mamoun’s Falafel (152 Columbus Ave. between W. 66th St. and W. 67th St) – “One of the best restaurants for Middle Eastern food is working on its new space and will be opening soon.”
- Rosetta Bakery (1928 Broadway at W. 64th St)– “This Miami-based Italian bakery recently signed a lease for its first NYC location right in Lincoln Square, and it will warm the hearts of locals and visitors, alike.”
- Updated: VSV (Vin Sur Vingt) (161 Amsterdam Ave at W. 67th St) – A new retail wine shop, called “Le French Wine Shop by Vin Sur Vingt,” is aiming to open by November 1st. “Inspired by our wine bars, we will be carrying an all-French selection across the many regions. We will also be highlighting several small producers. Delivery will be available from the store,” Rakesh said.
In addition, a new pet store is coming to the former HSBC at 2025 Broadway (70th), and a jewelry store named UNOde50 is coming to the Shops at Columbus Circle.
I am very happy to see that new restaurants and stores are opening on the UWS!
Wonderful to see all these new businesses opening! Let’s be sure to support them all. Let’s keep our neighborhood vibrant and fun!
Thank you for the news of new businesses coming to out neighborhood! It’s just great to see things are happening. I love getting your Emails!
You report that the new Didi Dumpling is opening up at 201 Amsterdam Ave at W. 69th. Sounds great. Only problem is that the Grand Gourmet Mini Mart/deli just opened in that space 2 weeks ago. Hm-m -m …seems to be a bit of a conflict…
There isn’t a conflict as the space has been divided, and workers are actively engaged in the DiDi location. Looking forward to the opening…
Did they split up the former Capezio space or is Grand Gourmet all of it?
I’m all for new restaurants in the area and happy to see some new comers, but new restaurants bring a new volume of garbage to the neighborhood. I used to love walking down Columbus between 68th and 66th and now the blocks are just filled with trash on a regular basis and rude delivery bikers on the side walk. I hope the LSBID is equally as invested in keeping the neighborhood clean on a regular basis.
WSR commenters complain about EVERYTHING. Complain for years about empty storefronts, and now with news that they will no longer be empty, complaints become “trash will increase.” This endless negativity is frustrating.
Re: “rude delivery bikers on the side walk.”
1. On the sidewalk? Haven’t seen THAT too often; HAVE seen them speeding down the dedicated bike lane…speeding b/c the more deliveries they make the more they earn, which is NOT a heck of a lot;
2. rude? Maybe b/c Covid precautions have forced many larger buildings to state the food must be left with the doorman, thus depriving the “Deliverista” of a customary tip. Yes, many customers do ask the restaurant to add a tip to the bill…but who knows if the deliverer ever gets that money.
Another Mamoun’s. The first one is very popular, maybe some of the people walking up to it will go south now and make it easier for the rest of us to the north.
Nice to see some life and hopefully some stability along that stretch of Amsterdam Ave. I am looking forward to patronizing those new food establishments when they open and wish them the best of luck.
Great to have new restaurants
But when is Charles’s pan fried kitchen going to finally open on 72nd Street??
Will the Rosetta Bakery sell Rosetta scones?
Post of the day (!), heh-heh.
That seafood place sounds really nice. And happy to see a new pet store opening up. We lost at least 3 in the vicinity.
With prices surging it’s all I can do to buy groceries. Just can’t do restaurants any more. But it’s still nice to see other people enjoying themselves.
Can’t wait for the new Mamoun’s Falafel! A Greenwich Village classic!