At the beginning of this month, La Bottega, the Italian restaurant in Chelsea's Maritime Hotel quietly closed its doors. This should come as no surprise. Back in August, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich announced that they would be taking over all the dining operations at the hotel, and opening a yet-unnamed coastal Italian restaurant in the space. So finally, after many months, that restaurant is truly under way, and a representative tells Eater it's aiming for a June opening.
La Bottega Now Closed as Work Begins on Mario Batali's Restaurant in the Maritime Hotel
The new restaurant should open by June.