Restaurateur Ellen Kaye, whose parents once owned The Russian Tea Room, has finally settled on a location for her own Russian restaurant, Moscow 57. Bowery Boogie reports that Kaye and her business partners are applying for a liquor license at 168 1/2 Delancey Street on the Lower East Side. That's the former home of Apolo Restaurant.
Kaye first announced this project way back in 2011. At the time, she said she wanted to open it in the Theater District, but those plans fell through. For the last few years, she and her partners have hosted occasional Moscow 57 pop-ups around town. According to the restaurant's website, "Moscow 57, the restaurant, will feature Russian Central Asian food and great music from a New Yorker's perspective. " Kaye and her team are expected to appear before the CB3 later this month.
· Moscow 57 Gunning for Former Apolo Restaurant on Delancey [BB]
· All Coverage of Moscow 57 [~ENY~]
[Photo: Moscow 57]