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NYC Restaurants That Are Still Closed Because of Sandy

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14556121212_bk12_bk1212123123112008_10_hasmaps%20%281%29.jpegHere, now, is an updated map of restaurants that are still closed because of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. When Eater started this map back in November, it had twice as many points as it does now. A lot of restaurants have sprung back to life over the last few months, and about half of the places on this map hope to open around Memorial Day.

The goal of this map is to track the reopening status of these restaurants. In some cases, restaurants have been removed because there is no chance that they will return — they are closed for good. Please help us update this list by sending any information about Sandy-affected restaurants to the tipline.

Here's a look at the current state of the Sandy-affected restaurants:


May 13, 2013:
Coney Island institution Totonno's sprung back to life on March 24. Fika Espresso Bar at 66 Pearl St. reopened last month, and the Dumbo location of Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory reopened at the end of April.

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Grandma's House in the South Street Seaport currently has both a marshal's note in the window and a "for rent" sign — it's done. Antica Venezia, located right on West St. near the Hudson River, has been closed since the storm without any update since November. The phone number to the restaurant has been disconnected, and its website redirects to sister establishment Il Tinello. Anderson's Annex Tavern on Staten Island was completely wiped out, and the bar has not posted any information about its return over the last six months. And Demi Monde has not showed any signs of life since closing last November. These four restaurants have been removed from the map above. Check out a list of the other restaurants that closed for good because of Sandy here.

March 12, 2013:
A number of restaurants have reopened, including Almondine, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Perry St., Luke's Lobster, and Flea Market Café. On Maiden Lane, Hot Clay Oven and Potbelly have reopened, while Pret A Manger will not return. Red Restaurant in the South Street Seaport is also officially closed for good.

February 6, 2013:
Chop't, the Stumptown roastery in Red Hook, and the Potbelly Sandwich Shop on Maiden Lane all reopened in the last two weeks. The owners of Cha Cha's and Governor have decided not to reopen their restaurants. Several restaurants on this map are now hosting private events, and a few are offering delivery.

January 15, 2013:
Footprints in Coney Island is back in business, and the restaurant is offering a "reopening special" until January 20.
Goodburger on Maiden Lane will become a location of Clarke's Standard sometime later this year. It has been removed from this list.

January 3, 2013:
According to a post on Facebook, Sequoia NY is now closed for good. The post notes: "After the damage from Hurricane Sandy and our lease coming to an end, the decision has been made to close Sequoia a little earlier than intended."
The Good Fork returned on New Year's Eve, and the restaurant is now open during its regular hours.
Home/Made opened for a special New Year's Eve dinner, but it remains closed. The owners hope to reopen in full by the end of the month.
The downtown location of Dig Inn Seasonal Market reopened today.
The Water Club is open now for private events, though a full reopening date is not set.
Cabana in the Seaport reopened before Christmas.
Tatania Restaurant reopened a few weeks ago.
Nunzio's Pizzeria and Restaurant reopened before the holidays.
Flea Market Cafe hopes to reopen in February.
The owners of Luke's Lobster hope to reopen by Valentine's Day.
Jack's Stir Brew Coffee remains closed, but the Jack's team is selling coffee from a table outside the still-closed storefront, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The owners of Barbarini Alimentari have parted ways and they are not going to reopen in this location. The restaurant has been removed from this list.
SUteiShi is still closed, but the restaurant has begun offering a limited menu for dinner delivery, Monday through Saturday, 5 to 10:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar will be open in the fall, according to the restaurant's website.
The River Cafe is closed until further notice. The restaurant's site notes: " We hope you had a wonderful New Year. The River Cafe is still closed and we are without an approximate reopening date."
Almondine owner Hervé Poussot just put his Park Slope bakery up for rent while he rebuilds the Dumbo space.
The owners of Marina Cafe hope to reopen this spring.
Colonnade reopened at the end of November according to the Staten Island Advance.
MP Taverna is back in action.
Red Hat reopened on December 18.

November and December 2012:
Fort Defiance won't be back to its normal state for months, but they are now open and serving drinks and food.
· Gargiulo's tweets a photo of their holiday decorations? they reopened on December 1.
· Mark Joseph Steakhouse on Water Street reopened on December 3.
Much of the South Street Seaport is still hurting. Eater hears that power is back on in Pier 17 but that business owners are still waiting as the building gets checked out.
· Vetro in Howard Beach has reopened.
· The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern reopened on November 30.
· Lyon has been taken off the list. Although it never reopened after Sandy, Eater hears that storm damage was not the main reason for its closure.
· Lucky Strike reopened on December 6.
· Acqua reopened on December 8. From the restaurant's Facebook page: "YES! We are finally OPEN after superstorm Sandy hit us hard! Every day Lunch and Dinner with full menu and full bar!!!"
· On Maiden Lane in the Financial District, Yushi, Chipotle, and Just Salad have reopened, but several other chains remain closed, including Goodburger, Potbelly, and Pret A Manger.

Do you know of a restaurant in your neighborhood that is still shuttered because of Hurricane Sandy? Please send that information to the tipline. Are you a restaurateur affected by Sandy? The Mayor's Office wants to help.
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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Water Club

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The East River btwn 29th & 32nd St
New York, NY 10016
(212) 683-3333
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The Water Club is currently open for private events, but not for regular service. From the official website: "We are looking forward to reopening this Spring!!!!!! The Crow's Nest, our outdoor patio will be open for Memorial Day!" The restaurant's Facebook page includes a gallery showing the extensive damage from the storm. The Water Club got hit hard. [Facebook]

2. Heartland Brewery

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93 South St.
New York, NY 10038
(646) 572-2337
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The Heartland Brewery space was damaged during the storm. Paper is currently up in the windows, and a note on the restaurant's site reads: "Due to damage from Hurricane Sandy, Heartland Brewery at the South Street Seaport will be closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience."

3. Harbor Lights

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89 South St
New York, NY 10002
212-227-2800
Although Pier 17 has reopened, Harbour Lights remains closed. A message on the restaurant's site reads: "Harbour Lights remains closed due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy…Unfortunately, we do not know when Pier 17 & the South Street Seaport will be open. The Pier & the surrounding buildings are being assessed for structural damage and we do not have any more information. We apologize for any inconvenience & do hope that you keep in touch and check in regularly to learn of any updates." The restaurant's Facebook page has not been updated since November 28. Nobody's picking up the phone, and there is no message on the line. [Facebook]

4. Zigolini's

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66 Pearl St.
New York, NY 10004
(212) 425-7171
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Workers were cleaning up the Zigolini's To-Go space over the weekend, and it looks like one portion of the Zigolini's space is also turning into a taqueria called Guac Star. That restaurant looks just about ready to open.

5. Obao

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38 Water St
New York, NY 10004
(212) 361-6311
This Water Street Thai restaurant has been closed since Hurricane Sandy. Paper is currently up in the windows and it looks like work is being done on the space.

6. Quiznos

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80 N Broad St.
New York, NY 10004
(212) 785-7827
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From the official Quizno's homepage: "We apologize but this location is no longer available."

7. Merchants NY Café

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90 Washington Street
New York, NY 10006
(212) 363-6000
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Merchants NY Cafe on Washington Street in the Financial District remains closed. The phone line is down and an employee at the Midtown East sister restaurant (Neely's Barbecue Parlour) had no information about its status.

8. Il Brigante

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214 Front Street
New York, NY 10038
(212) 285-0222
South Street Seaport pizzeria Il Brigante has been closed since the storm. The restaurant raised around $2,000 on LuckyAnt to fund repairs to the space. The restaurant is currently doing some delivery (they're making the food in an offsite location), with plans for a grand opening in August.

9. Keg No. 229

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229 Front St
New York, NY 10038
(212) 566-2337
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Keg No. 229 and sister establishment Bin No, 220 across the street are still closed. This block of Front Street is now currently closed to traffic, and extensive work is being done on many of the spaces on the east side of the street. The team raised about $1,000 from a LuckyAnt campaign.

10. Bin No. 220

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220 Front St
New York, NY 10038
(212) 374-9463
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Bin No. 220 was not hit as hard as Keg No. 299 across the street, but it remains closed.

11. Bridge Cafe

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279 Water St.
New York, NY 10038
(212) 227-3344
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A member of the Bridge Cafe team recently told Eater: "We are hoping for a June opening, our hope is that you won't even notice the time lapse! We are just renovating the structure of the building, and keeping the rest the same." In early February, the restaurant set up an online fundraising campaign. [Photo: @bridgecafenyc]

12. Paris Café

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119 South St
New York, NY 10038
(212) 240-9797
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Paris Cafe is still boarded up, although a tipster sends word that it could reopen this month, hopefully before Memorial Day. Word on the street is that the owners are moving the bar back to its original position, so that the space will look as it did in the late 1800s.

13. SamSara

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277 Water Street
NY, NY 10038
Samsara's phone line is still out of service, and as of Friday (May 11) the message on the restaurant's website read : "Like many of our neighbors we are in the process recovering from the storm and unfortunately will have to remain closed until further notice for cleanup and renovation. Thank you all for your support, we look forward to welcoming you back soon." Now the website is offline.

14. Jack's Stir Brew Coffee

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222 Front St.
New York, NY 10038
(212) 929-0821
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The phone number to the South Street Seaport location is still out of service, but the coffee company's website says that it will reopen in "Summer 2013." The coffee shop recently surpassed its fundraising goal on Lucky Ant, and the exterior just got a fresh coat of new paint.

15. Nelson Blue

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233 Front St.
New York, NY 10038
(212) 346-9090
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One of the owners tells Eater that they are talking to the landlord and they are "positive about the outlook to reopen." The space is being worked on right now.

16. Stella Manhattan Bistro

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213 Front St
New York, NY 10038-2008
(213) 233-2417
Stella Manhattan Bistro is still closed. The phone line is not active, but the signage is still up outside and it looks like work is being done on the space.

17. SUteiShi

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24 Peck Slip
New York, NY 10038
(212) 766-2344
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This Seaport sushi restaurant has been open for take-out and delivery since late December, but its dining room remains closed. An employee at the restaurant explains that they are working out of a commissary kitchen while the team rebuilds the dining room. Back in February, Suteishi also opened a Midtown delivery/take-out operation. The restaurant raised $50,000 for the rebuilding effort on IndieGogo. [Photo: Suteishi before the storm via Facebook]

18. Capsouto Freres Bistro Restaurant

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451 Washington St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 966-4900
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Although the Capsouto Freres space hit the market in March, the restaurateurs behind the bistro are still holding out hope that it will return. On April 18, co-owner Jacques Capsouto staged a protest against the Citi Bike docking station that was planted in front of his shuttered restaurant. Capsouto told the Post: "I’ve been trying to reopen since Hurricane Sandy, and now I have to deal with this."

19. home/made

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293 Van Brunt St.
New York, NY 11231
(347) 223-4135
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The owners of Home/Made have started hosting private dinners, and serving brunch on certain weekends. They are prepping a grand reopening soon. Follow @homemadebklyn for updates.

20. Sunny's

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253 Conover St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 625-8211
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Proprietor Sunny Balzano estimates that he needs $80,000 to get the bar up and running by June. He raised around $12,000 from a benefit event at the Bell House recently, and he hopes to raise the rest of the money from an IndieGoGo campaign. There are just 30 days left to go on the campaign, and so far the bar has raised $1,500.

21. Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar

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Pier 1
Brooklyn, NY 11201
The bar's website still reads: " WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON, BUT HOPE TO OPEN WHEN THE WEATHER IMPROVES. "

22. The River Café

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1 Water St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 522-5200
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The River Cafe is currently hosting events in the Terrace Room, but the main dining room (the boat) has not yet reopened. Over the weekend, Eater spied workers re-stringing the lights on top of the floating dining room. The management recently updated the website with this message: "After the damaging storm in October 2012, the task of rebuilding and restoring The River Cafe has been moving forward. The Terrace Room is finished and is ready for hosting events. Other areas of the restaurant require more attention to detail and will take several more weeks before work is completed. In some cases, delays in obtaining the proper equipment, materials and craftsmen have resulted in unexpected postponements of scheduled installations. It almost seems that the time it takes to make careful repairs to a landmark restaurant is greater than the the time it would take to build a new one. While it is not yet possible to predict exactly when The River Cafe will begin accepting reservations for lunch and dinner, everyone is hopeful that we will be ready in late Summer 2013."

23. Nathan's Famous

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1310 Surf Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 946-2202
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The boardwalk location of Nathan's reopened on March 25. The massive original location on Surf Avenue had a small fire earlier this month, but the owners still hope to reopen by Memorial Day.

24. Puglia By the Sea

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750 Barclay Ave
Staten Island, NY 10312
718.605.6009
Puglia by the Sea was badly damaged in the storm. The phone message: "You have reached Puglia by the Sea. Due to Hurricane Sandy, part of the restaurant was washed away. We do plan to rebuild, so please look for us. If you have any gift cards they will be valid when we reopen."

25. Marina Cafe

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154 Mansion Ave
Staten Island, NY 10308
(718) 967-3077
This Staten Island restaurant is still closed, but a sign on the space reads: "Reopening Spring 2013." The management recently put out a help wanted ad for seasonal help at the outdoor Tiki Bar, and the restaurant's Facebook page has a photo of the outdoor space being rebuilt. Presumably, the outdoor Tiki bar will reopen before the dining room. [Facebook]

26. Coral Bay Cafe

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722 Rockaway St
Staten Island, NY
(718) 356-3531
Coral Bay Cafe remains closed. The phone line is still dead. [Photo Credit]

27. DiSara

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121 Roma Ave
Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 979-2290
Disara's number has been disconnected, the restaurant has not updated its website, and it has no Facebook or Twitter page.

28. John Toto's

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809 Fr Capodanno Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10305
John Toto's restaurant sustained significant flooding and structural damage, which Toto believes will not be covered by his insurance. The restaurant's number has been disconnected.

29. Caracas Arepa Bar

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106-01 Shore Front Pkwy
Queens, NY 11694
The owner of Caracas estimates that the storm caused $70,000 to her restaurant. But they are rebuilding, with plans to open by Memorial Day. Check out photos of the reconstruction on Facebook. [Facebook]

30. Connolly's Bar

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1-55 Beach 95th St
Queens, NY 11693
Connolly's Bar in Rockaway Beach took on 5 1/2 feet of water and wasn't able to reopen by St. Patrick's Day. But the management offered this update on Facebook on May 1: "Looking forward to seeing everybody on Friday May 24th." [Facebook]

31. Harbor Light Pub

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129-18 Newport Ave
Queens, NY 11694
The 33-year-old neighborhood fixture burnt down in a fire that destroyed much of the surrounding residential area. The owners, however, are planning to rebuild the pub. A Facebook message from last month reads: "We did burn down in Hurricane Sandy....but we are hoping to be back very soon:)"

32. Thai Rock

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375 Beach 92nd St
Queens, NY 11693
Thai Rock has been open for pick-up and delivery for several weeks, and the outdoor deck will open soon. A recent Facebook message from the owner notes: "We will be opening the outdoor deck for business May 20th. More information to come soon." The opening service will feature a Bruce Springsteen cover band.

33. Bungalow Bar

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377 Beach 92nd St
Queens, NY 11693
Bungalow bar was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy, but work is coming along. The bar will hopefully reopen in the next month or so. [Facebook]

34. Kennedy's

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406 Bayside
Queens, NY
This Breezy Point bar and restaurant remains shuttered, but the website notes: "We are rebuilding and expect to be open this summer. We hope to see you all at our new and improved restaurant."

35. The Bayhouse

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500 Bayside Dr
New York, NY 11697
(718) 318-9660
The Bayhouse was gutted by Sandy's winds. A few weeks ago, the management announced that the bar was slated to open around June. But the most recent update notes: "Thank you everyone for your kind words~~~So sad to see the Bayhouse come down~~~~so many great memories~~~We are going to be back real soon~~~Here's to making to making more memories~~~~~"

36. Sugar Bowl

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15 Bedford Ave
Breezy Point, NY
(718) 945-1409
While the bar did not actually float away 6 miles, the Sugar Bowl was still heavily damaged in the storm. Owner John Timmons plans to rebuild as soon as possible. The number is no longer in service. [Photo]

37. Bruckner Bar & Grill

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1 Bruckner Blvd
Bronx, NY 10454
(718) 665-2001
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Bruckner Bar & Grill in the South Bronx remains closed. DNAinfo reports that post-storm renovations are mostly complete but that the the owners and landlord are caught up in a nasty dispute about paying for them. It could reopen by the end of summer. [Photo]

1. The Water Club

The East River btwn 29th & 32nd St, New York, NY 10016
The Water Club is currently open for private events, but not for regular service. From the official website: "We are looking forward to reopening this Spring!!!!!! The Crow's Nest, our outdoor patio will be open for Memorial Day!" The restaurant's Facebook page includes a gallery showing the extensive damage from the storm. The Water Club got hit hard. [Facebook]
The East River btwn 29th & 32nd St
New York, NY 10016

2. Heartland Brewery

93 South St., New York, NY 10038
The Heartland Brewery space was damaged during the storm. Paper is currently up in the windows, and a note on the restaurant's site reads: "Due to damage from Hurricane Sandy, Heartland Brewery at the South Street Seaport will be closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience."
93 South St.
New York, NY 10038

3. Harbor Lights

89 South St, New York, NY 10002
Although Pier 17 has reopened, Harbour Lights remains closed. A message on the restaurant's site reads: "Harbour Lights remains closed due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy…Unfortunately, we do not know when Pier 17 & the South Street Seaport will be open. The Pier & the surrounding buildings are being assessed for structural damage and we do not have any more information. We apologize for any inconvenience & do hope that you keep in touch and check in regularly to learn of any updates." The restaurant's Facebook page has not been updated since November 28. Nobody's picking up the phone, and there is no message on the line. [Facebook]
89 South St
New York, NY 10002

4. Zigolini's

66 Pearl St., New York, NY 10004
Workers were cleaning up the Zigolini's To-Go space over the weekend, and it looks like one portion of the Zigolini's space is also turning into a taqueria called Guac Star. That restaurant looks just about ready to open.
66 Pearl St.
New York, NY 10004

5. Obao

38 Water St, New York, NY 10004
This Water Street Thai restaurant has been closed since Hurricane Sandy. Paper is currently up in the windows and it looks like work is being done on the space.
38 Water St
New York, NY 10004

6. Quiznos

80 N Broad St., New York, NY 10004
From the official Quizno's homepage: "We apologize but this location is no longer available."
80 N Broad St.
New York, NY 10004

7. Merchants NY Café

90 Washington Street, New York, NY 10006
Merchants NY Cafe on Washington Street in the Financial District remains closed. The phone line is down and an employee at the Midtown East sister restaurant (Neely's Barbecue Parlour) had no information about its status.
90 Washington Street
New York, NY 10006

8. Il Brigante

214 Front Street, New York, NY 10038
South Street Seaport pizzeria Il Brigante has been closed since the storm. The restaurant raised around $2,000 on LuckyAnt to fund repairs to the space. The restaurant is currently doing some delivery (they're making the food in an offsite location), with plans for a grand opening in August.
214 Front Street
New York, NY 10038

9. Keg No. 229

229 Front St, New York, NY 10038