UWS Openings & Closings: Monaco, Whiskey & Beer Bar From Tangled Vine Owners, Oren’s Daily Roast

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Wrote back in April that Italian/Mediterranean restaurant Monaco had suddenly closed for “renovations” (421 Amsterdam, at 80th).

After a few weeks it felt likely that the “temporary” closing was permanent, and now it’s official. As you can see in the photo above, the awning and signage have been removed.

Bad news if you were a fan of Monaco, but good news if you’re a fan of The Tangled Vine, the wine bar located at the other end of the block.

The owners of the latter are taking over the space and opening a new bar/restaurant later this summer.


MUW reader Gina sent in the following note yesterday:

I was having lunch today at Tangled Vine and the owner came over to chat.  Seems Tangled Vine is taking over Monaco’s old spot. A new restaurant featuring a 20′s vibe, and cocktails/bourbons, as well as full food menu should be opening in about a month.

I spoke to an employee at Tangled Vine earlier today who confirmed the tip, adding that the space will be a “whiskey and beer bar” (to go along with a full menu).

Tangled Vine opened at 434 Amsterdam (at 80th) back in March of 2010 and has garnered an impressive 4-star rating from nearly 150 reviewers on Yelp.

I live nearby and can report that it always seems crowded whenever I pass by — clearly the owners have a winning formula.

Hopefully they can carry that over to the former Monaco space when they open their new venture.

Elsewhere…

MUW reader @keithmarder reports that Oren’s Daily Roast Coffee & Teas is slated to open an outpost at 2303 Broadway (between 83rd & 84th).

The mini-chain has nearly a dozen NYC locations — all of which get solid ratings on Yelp — including one on the Upper West Side at 2882 Broadway (between 112th & 113th).

Roastmaster Oren Bloostein opened his first store in 1986 — you can find more details at orensdailyroast.com.

When it opens, Oren’s will be the latest in a string of premium coffee options to open in the area, joining nearby Irving Farm and the trio of Coffee Bean & Tea Leafs at 532 Amsterdam, 392 Columbus, and 2169 Broadway. If you’re a littler further north, there’s also the recently opened Birch Coffee at Columbus & 96th.

2303 Broadway was most recently home to a L’Occitane boutique. It closed in March and merged with the new L’Occitane that opened at 2159 Broadway (at 76th) last fall.



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