Openings and Closings in New York

In this city, businesses come and go more frequently than parking spaces. We've got the scoop on the latest restaurants and bars to open and close in New York. Bookmark this page, then check back for regular updates. And for the latest editorial reviews, check out our guides to new and notable bars and restaurants. Got a tip? Email us. (Photo: Fanboy30 on Flickr)

Updated: August 16, 2010

New York Openings

Private Park at the Hudson Hotel

356 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

Despite its name, the chic courtyard lounge garden in the lobby of the Hudson Hotel is open to the public from 8am to 12am daily, though cocktails--of which there are many--are only served after noon.

Lina Frey

201 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

From the people behind Boucarou comes this Lower East Side restaurant, which boasts a sliding skylight roof and an affordable, meat-centric menu.

RdV East

125 Tuckahoe L:ane, Southampton, NY 11968

Another Meatpacking District hot spot expands east. The sister spot to RdV in Manhattan boasts an expansive tiki-themed deck outfitted with cabanas, an assortment of celebrity guest DJs, specialty cocktails and a crowd composed primarily of the sort of people who come to the Hamptons to experience those things.

The Rabbit In The Moon

47 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011

Would you like a spot of tea? Some fish and chips? Or would you prefer shepherd's pie? Delight in English comfort food at this bi-level Greenwich Village gastropub.


429 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

A small but dazzling Upper West Side tapas joint from a former Tia Pol chef.

Sky Room

330 W 40th St Fl 33, New York, NY 10018

The latest rooftop hot spot is nestled on the 33rd and 34th floors of the newly constructed Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Times Square.


64 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

The Williamsburg outpost of the Lower East Side classic boasts a nice outdoor space and more tasty, authentic German eats and brews than you can shake a lederhosen at.

BLT Bar & Grill

123 Washington St, New York, NY 10006

Lauren Tourondel's latest resto is located inside the W Hotel.

Mel's Burger Bar

2850 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

Burgers, shakes and beer combine at this Columbia-friendly joint in Morningside Heights.

New York Closings


210 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

After 35 years, this Chelsea landmark is a goner.

Le Petit Canard

228 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

... Which is also officially closed.

Pinch & S'Mac

474 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024

We were never crazy about Pinch, but S'Mac is a classic--luckily, we can still hit up Sarita's in the East Village.


400 Carroll St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Four years later, this Gowanus performance and event space is a goner.

24 Prince

24 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

Despite backing by "Top Chef" star Nikki Cascone, this Nolita resto has shuttered.

Beba Soho

71 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Two months was long enough for this Soho restaurant.


1472 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

Now this one actually is surprising. Granted, we never went there, but we figured someone did. Apparently, not so much.


780 Lexington Ave # 1, New York, NY 10065

After nearly seven decades in business, this Upper East Side Italian spot has served its last meal. Sad.

Steak Shoppe

95 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

If at first your gimmicky restaurant doesn't succeed, try, try again ... And then when it fails for the third time, maybe stop trying.