UWS Restaurant Review: Loi

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 [...]

Upper West Side Openings: Slightly Oliver, Loi, TBA @ Amsterdam & 86th

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.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Blockheads, Loi, 420 Bar

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 [...]

Upper West Side Openings: Loi, Yankee Bill’s, Meat Me

Greek newcomer Loi (which is replacing the old Compass restaurant) is getting closer to opening. Posted a couple of weeks ago that the Compass signage was still up despite the rumored mid-October opening, but MUW reader Sara just sent in this updated photo showing the new (and more colorful) Loi signage. Sara recently posted a [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Eastern Mountain Sports, Compass, Loi

The long-awaited Eastern Mountain Sports in the new Laureate condo at 2150 Broadway (at 76th) is finally set to open for business on Thursday, 9/1 (thanks to Eric for the tip).