Peter Hoffman, one of the first NYC chefs to be notably obsessed with the Union Square Greenmarket, has just opened a new location of his casual East Village restaurant Back Forty in the space of his Soho icon Savoy. The 85-seat restaurant will serve a menu from Back Forty's longtime chef Shanna Pacifico that is similar to that of its four year-old sister. We're talking chicken and waffles, a pulled pork sandwich (or here, "sammy"), green chili fork face nuggets, a grilled kale salad, and a rendition of their famous burger. In addition to regular table seating, the downstairs features a 14-seat bar, the upstairs a eight-seat communal table. The fireplace remains.
Per signage outside and a call to the manager, the restaurant is now open for lunch. Dinner will makes its debut in about three weeks. Many locals and regulars were sadded at the loss of Savoy, but perhaps trendy menu items and a more casual outlook will keep Hoffman in the game at this space.
Back Forty West
70 Prince Street, Soho