After months of work, celebrity chef Maria Loi’s eponymous Greek restaurant finally opened a few weeks ago (previous coverage here, here, here, here, here, & here). Loi is located in the former Compass space at 208 W. 70th (between Amsterdam & West End). MUW reader Jen Maguire Coughlin recently had a chance to dine there [...]
Interesting update on the enigmatic Slightly Oliver that was mentioned last week (replacing Bar Luna at 511 Amsterdam). The “coming soon” signage went up so fast that I that I thought it might be a simple re-imagining of Bar Luna, but it’s actually something completely different and it sounds sort of promising.
The Blockheads Burritos slated for 635 Amsterdam is getting closer to opening. MUW reader Kevin sent in this photo earlier today along with the following note: “Signs are up. Paper down from windows. Looks like it could open soon. $4 frozen margaritas!” The burrito chain had been targeting an October opening, so it looks like [...]
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Mentioned last month that Compass (208 W. 70th) had closed and was being reimagined as Loi, a Greek restaurant headed by Maria Loi. It now appears as though the opening is nearly upon us — MUW reader @jmagNYC tweeted to say she spoke to a manager who said it would open the “second week of [...]
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