UPDATE: Upper West Side RedFarm Is Now Hiring; Targeting Mid-September Open

It’s been more than a year since West Village based RedFarm confirmed rumors they were planning an UWS outpost of their popular Chinese/dim sum restaurant at the former Fatty Crab space at 2170 Broadway (76th/77th). The eagerly anticipated opening was originally slated for “early 2013,” but UWS fans have been forced to wait as the [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: Ollie’s Noodle Shop, Choco Bolo, Triad Theater, Stage 72, Card-o-Mat, Red Farm

Posted last Thursday about the fire that broke out in Ollie’s Noodle Shop on Broadway and blanketed a huge chunk of the West 60s in smoke. At the time, it was reported that Ollie’s (1991 Broadway, between 67th & 68th) would be closed “indefinitely.” Well, “indefinitely” has been changed to “permanently.”

UWS Openings: Hiro Sushi @ Ollie’s, LeSportsac

UPDATE 1/8/13: Looks like this is indeed related to Ollie’s Noodle Shop. The ONS at 1991 Broadway recently closed due to fire and a sign in the window is directing customers to Hiro Sushi @ Ollie’s. Posted last month that a place called Hiro Sushi At Ollie’s was slated to move into the old Backyard [...]

UWS Openings & Temporary Closings: Hiro Sushi At Ollie’s, Amsterdam Ale House, The Smith

Posted back in July that Backyard @ 160 had closed (160 Freedom Place). The closing was notable because Backyard was one of the few restaurants in the immediate area of all the Riverside Boulevard/Freedom Place buildings. After several months, it looks like a new restaurant is finally getting ready to take its place.

Eagerly Anticipated UWS Branch Of The Smith Officially Opening Near Lincoln Center On Tuesday

UPDATE 1/23/13: The Smith now serves breakfast Monday to Friday, from 7:30 – 11:30 am. There’s also free Wi-Fi. Rumors that popular restaurant The Smith was planning an UWS location started swirling back in August 2011. The rumor was confirmed last December, but it’s been pretty much a waiting game ever since. Well, the wait [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: RedFarm, Fatty Crab, Thai Season, Nordstrom

UPDATE 12/3: A rep from RedFarm told me they expect to open “sometime in early 2013.” Rumors have been swirling for months that RedFarm, the incredibly popular West Village Chinese/dim sum restaurant, was looking to expand to the Upper West Side. Esteemed restaurant critic (and Upper West Sider) Gael Greene first mentioned the possibility back [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: Paper Source, Go Wireless, A.G. Kitchen

Posted back in April that a Paper Source is opening in the former Thérapie space at 309 Columbus (between 74th & 75th). Looks like tomorrow is opening day.

UWS Openings & Closings: A.G. Kitchen, Apple Seeds, Betsey Johnson

UPDATE 6/28: Menu for A.G. Kitchen Mentioned last week (here & here) that Columbus Tavern (269 Columbus, between 72nd & 73rd) had closed rather suddenly and was rumored to be transforming into a Cuban restaurant. Turns out that was kinda right. It’s reopening tomorrow as A.G. Kitchen — an American restaurant with a Latin spin. [...]

Upper West Side Openings: Pet Central, Candle Cafe West, The Smith

UPDATE 6/21: Pet Central is officially open Frequent tipster Jim sent in the photo above, showing a new Pet Central store is moving into the space at 2643 Broadway (between 100th & 101st).

Upper West Side Openings: Serafina, Geisha, Lululemon

Signs indicating that popular Italian eatery Serafina was planning an Upper West Side branch first popped up over the summer. More signage in October made is clear that in addition to Serafina, the former West Branch space at 2178 Broadway (corner of 77th) would also house an outpost of Geisha, a Japanese restaurant and sushi [...]