Table 8, 25 Cooper Square
Initial Projection: Mid '08
Current Debut Projection: Beginning of February
Odds, On Time Arrival: 2-1
Eater Projected Opening Date: 02/28/08
Cooper Square: While the Cooper Square Hotel is officially open to guests, the restaurant and bar area is still a major construction zone. A recent tour of the Table 8 space revealed it looks almost as it did during our tour in October. In other words, it's a big raw mess. That said, the kitchen is getting closer to completion (the new hood was installed last week), and chef/owner Govind Armstrong and exec chef Willis Loughhead are still projecting an early February public opening, saying they are 6-8 weeks out from friends and family. For those catching up, this Table 8 location is Armstrong's third and will encompass three areas for dining inside—a raised fine dining platform, lounge seating along the perimeter, and a 14-seat salt bar— and outdoor seating on two levels. Armstrong will be moving to New York for the months January and February to get the place off the ground.
· Fall Tracking Report: Table 8 [~E~]