It’s been a little more than five months since Big Nick’s closed, ending a run of more than 50 years at 2175 Broadway (between 76th & 77th).
Now a French bakery is getting ready to move in sometime this spring.
DNAinfo recently reported that Mille-Feuille is aiming for a March opening, following a gut renovation of the space. It will be their second outpost, joining the original that opened in Greenwich Village in 2011.
The downtown location gets a solid four stars on Yelp, so the new UWS space certainly has promise (although I doubt that’s any solace to fans of Big Nick’s).
Chef/owner Olivier Dessyn (who’s actually French) seems to have an impressive resume.
Mille-Feuille is not only a bakery, but also a cafe that will feature roughly 20 seats.
Regarding the food menu, Mr. Dessyn told DNA “We have a variety of lunch options. We mostly do quiches, sandwiches and savory croissants.”
Speaking of Upper West Side stalwarts, the neighborhood has lost another longtime fixture — Popover Cafe served its last meal on Sunday.
The restaurant, located at 551 Amsterdam (btw. 86th & 87th), had been open since 1981.
The New York Times had a nice write-up shortly before New Years (h/t to my dad for the link).
Early rumors indicate the space is slated to become a 24-hour restaurant.
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