When beloved neighborhood restaurant Yaffa Cafe abruptly shuttered earlier this year, many of the most popular dishes found their way on to the menu Simone Martini Bar & Cafe, its sister restaurant. But Simone's existence proved to be tenuous when it was revealed that the space was being eyed by the team from The Wayland. Now Simone has also closed, and the dishes from Yaffa have disappeared along with it, according to E.V. Grieve. Simone will be replaced by Lucille, which will feature a "'tavern/seafood style menu" menu, according to a recent SLA filing.
Simone Martini Bar Shutters, Putting the Final Nail in the Coffin of East Village Classic Yaffa Cafe
Move over Simone, make room for Lucille.