Popular Jewish-Canadian deli Mile End has closed its Noho location after six years in the neighborhood. The restaurant’s original Brooklyn location is still open and will soon expand.
It’s a move by current owners Joel Tietolman, Birmingham, Alabama-based chef Adam Grusin and restaurateur Nick Pihakis, who say in a statement that it was a “hard decision” to shutter the 53 Bond St. location. Now, the company will focus its attention on updating the Hoyt Street original outpost, a Nashville location, and a soon-to-open Birmingham flagship. Sunday was the final day for the Noho restaurant.
Founding chef Noah Bernamoff Mile End opened in 2010 at 97 Hoyt St. in Boerum Hill, serving smoked meats, poutine, and other Jewish deli options with a Montreal bent. It quickly became a neighborhood hit, and the restaurant expanded to Bond Street in 2012 as a sandwich shop. That’s around when Tietolman joined as a partner. It was an early adopter of the no-chair dining room, but eventually, seating was added and the menu grew.
Bernamoff left earlier this year to pursue other projects, like his cocktail bar Grand Army and Montreal-style bagel restaurant Black Seed. Tietolman and Grusin are at the helm, with plans to expand throughout the South.
No word yet on whether growth plans include opening a different Manhattan location.
- Mile End Deli Pulls the Plug on Bond Street [Bowery Boogie]