2013 NYC Summer Restaurant Week Reservations Now Open — More Than Two Dozen UWS Options

It’s that time of year again… Summer Restaurant Week is just around the corner (July 22 – August 16), and once again there are plenty of  Upper West Side options for you to sample the goods at.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Good Enough To Eat, Juice Press

Wrote last month that Good Enough To Eat — an Upper West Side fixture for 30+ years — was relocating from 483 Amsterdam to 520 Columbus (at 85th). GETE officially closed shop on Amsterdam yesterday and had their grand opening on Columbus earlier tonight.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Emerald Inn, Banana Republic

Wrote last month that the historic UWS Emerald Inn was getting close to opening at their new location (250 W. 72nd, between West End & Broadway). Thanks to MUW reader Hope, who reports the “new” Emerald is now officially open.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Gotham Burger Company, Verizon, Brief Encounters

Gotham Burger Company opened for business on the Upper West Side earlier this evening. The kosher burger restaurant based out of Teaneck, NJ is located at 726 Amsterdam (between 95th & 96th).

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: The Sunburnt Calf, Burke & Wills, Manhattan Cricket Club

Meant to post this last month and it got completely lost in the shuffle. Popular Australian gastropub The Sunburnt Calf has shuttered (226 W. 79th, between Amsterdam & Broadway). If you were a fan of The Calf, this story has a silver lining: Two long-time employees are taking over the space and it will reopen with a [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: Monaco, Whiskey & Beer Bar From Tangled Vine Owners, Oren’s Daily Roast

Wrote back in April that Italian/Mediterranean restaurant Monaco had suddenly closed for “renovations” (421 Amsterdam, at 80th). After a few weeks it felt likely that the “temporary” closing was permanent, and now it’s official. As you can see in the photo above, the awning and signage have been removed. Bad news if you were a [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Rose Deli, Town Shop, Legend 72, Corvo Bianco

MUW reader David reports that Rose Deli (104 W. 96th, between Amsterdam & Columbus) is closing. Not sure on the exact timing of the closing, but David notes that everything in the store is now 50% off. Elsewhere…

UWS RESTAURANT NEWS: Celebrity Chef Elizabeth Falkner Signs On At Long Awaited Corvo Bianco

Kinda big Upper West Side restaurant news on this dreary Tuesday: Celebrity chef Elizabeth Falker has been hired to run the kitchen at Corvo Bianco (446 Columbus, between 81st & 82nd). The Italian restaurant has been in the works for almost a year and is now slated to open in July, two years after former [...]

Upper West Side Chinese Restaurant Legend (Formerly Penang) Closed By Health Department

Wrote earlier this month that Chinese restaurant Legend unexpectedly took over popular Malayasian restaurant Penang at 127 W. 72nd (Amsterdam/Columbus). It’s only been a few weeks, but they’ve already run into problems with the Department of Health — the restaurant was recently closed by DOH after racking up an impressive (i.e. NOT impressive 104 violation [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Treat House, Cardeology, Sol y Sombra, Aldo, Pinkberry

There’s some action brewing at the old Cardeology space at 452 Amsterdam (81st/82nd) — a new store called Treat House is gearing up to open. It’s billed as “the first crisped rice treat emporium.”