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 [...]

Eater NY Releases Updated List Of “The 38 Essential New York Restaurants” — UWS Home To Four

Eater NY periodically releases a list of what it calls “The 38 Essential New York Restaurants.” The “Eater 38″ your answer and ours to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant…” This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs, save for those [...]

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 & Closings: Candle Cafe West, Amsterdam Diner

As I mentioned earlier today, I’m traveling until Sunday. With that in mind, here’s a slightly abbreviated “I’m On Vacation” edition of “Openings & Closings”:

NYC Aims To Reopen Iconic Tavern On The Green By 2013; Big-Name Restauranteurs Getting Ready To Bid

UPDATE 3/29: NYT article – Tavern on the Green Draws At Least Two Bidders — And Many ‘No, Thank You’s It’s been more than two years since the iconic Tavern On The Green restaurant in Central Park served its last meal. Central Park Boathouse restauranteur Dean Poll was supposed to take over TOTG, but that [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Candle Cafe West, Trattoria di Vino, Chase, Oz Moving & Storage

Looks like 2427 Broadway (between 89th & 90th) is turning over again. In 2009, Accademia di Vino moved in to what had previously been home to Dock’s Oyster Bar, and eventually that transformed into Trattoria di Vino. TDV recently closed to make way for yet another new restaurant: Candle Cafe West — an offshoot of [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Good Enough To Eat, Syms/Filene’s Basement, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

UPDATE 7/19/12: Reports Of Good Enough To Eat’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated UPDATE: 5/14/13: UWS Fixture Good Enough To Eat Finds New Home In The Neighborhood Neighborhood fixture Good Enough To Eat (483 Amsterdam, btw. 83/84), which has operated on the Upper West Side for 30 years, is locked in a dispute with landlord Arthur [...]

Upper West Side Openings: Spring Natural Kitchen

Tipster Kevin is at it again, this time sending in this photo of 474 Amsterdam Columbus (between 82nd & 83rd — thanks to Chris & CM for catching the avenue typo). This is the site slated for the Spring Natural Kitchen, first mentioned back in July. They were targeting a “fall opening,” so it appears [...]

Upper West Side Openings: Blossom Du Jour

According to MUW reader (and kindergarten classmate) Jessica, the Blossom Du Jour at 165 Amsterdam (between 67th & 68th) had their official grand opening yesterday. First mentioned in May, BDJ had been targeting a September 9th opening. Compared to other places in the neighborhood, being only a month behind schedule is actually pretty good!

Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson Opens UWS Lincoln Center Pop-Up Cafe For Fashion Week

Fashion’s Night Out is sort of dominating today’s posts, and this one is no different. Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson is opening a pop-up cafe in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall (Broadway & 65th) to provide “global comfort” food through 9/15.