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NYC Restaurants That Are Still Closed Because of Sandy

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12_1232008_10_hasmaps%20%281%29%20%281%29.jpgHere, now, is an updated map of restaurants that are still closed because of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. A handful of restaurants have reopened since we last updated this map in February, while unfortunately a few more have been removed because the owners will not reopen. Some places are now offering take-out or delivery, and many restaurants hope to return within the next two months.

It's worth noting, too, that there are several that appear to be done for good, with the phones disconnected and websites down, but without confirmation of a permanent shutter they will remain on the map. Please help us subtract from this list by sending information to the tipline.


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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— Amanda Kludt, Greg Morabito, Alexander Hancock, Marguerite Preston. and Anne Goldberg

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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 open now for private events. An employee at the restaurant says that they hope to reopen in full in early April.

2. Antica Venezia

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396 West St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 229-0606
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Antica Venezia, located right on West St. near the Hudson River, is still closed. The number has been disconnected.

3. Capsouto Freres Bistro Restaurant

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451 Washington St.
New York, NY 10013
(212) 966-4900
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This family-owned Tribeca classic is still closed. A message on the restaurant's site notes: "We are still unable to open while we are repairing the damages due to 'Sandy.' Please, check back soon."

4. Harbor Lights

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89 South St
New York, NY 10002
212-227-2800

Although Pier 17 is back open, this seafood restaurant remains closed.

5. Zigolini's

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66 Pearl St.
New York, NY 10004
(212) 425-7171
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Zigolini's is still closed. Nobody's picking up the phone.

6. FIKA Espresso Bar

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66 Pearl St.
New York, NY 10004

The flagship location for this NYC chain remains closed after taking on significant flooding. DNAinfo reported on March 5 that ownership hopes for an early April reopening.

7. Demi Monde

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90 Broad St.
New York, NY 10004

Demi Monde was, in the words of a worker at the building, "obliterated." It is unclear whether the bar will reopen.

8. 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."

9. 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 did not know if it was going to reopen.

10. Bin No. 220

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220 Front St
New York, NY 10038
(212) 374-9463
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Bin 220 and its sister establishment Keg 229 will be closed for four to six months.

11. Bridge Cafe

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279 Water St.
New York, NY 10038
(212) 227-3344
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The owners hope to reopen in the spring. In early February, they set up an online fundraising campaign.

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. According to DNAinfo, owner Peter O'Connell is "hopingfor a May 1 opening date."

13. Grandma's House

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27 Peck Slip
New York, NY 10038

Grandma's House is still closed. The phone line has been disconnected.

14. SamSara

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277 Water Street
NY, NY 10038

A note on the website reads: "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."

15. Keg No. 229

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229 Front St
New York, NY 10038
(212) 566-2337
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Keg 229 and its sister establishment Bin 220 will be closed for the next four to six months.

16. Jack's Stir Brew Coffee

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222 Front St.
New York, NY 10038
(212) 929-0821
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Jack's is still closed. Their a href="http://www.luckyant.com/project/detail?project=671">Lucky Ant campaign is now over, with $2,035raised out of their $10,000 goal. This money will still go to Jack's.A tipster guesses "probably not until May".

17. Nelson Blue

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233 Front St.
New York, NY 10038
(212) 346-9090
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Nelson Blue reportedly took on about seven feet of water. It is still closed. The note on the website: "Please be advised due to Hurricane Sandy, Nelson Blue will be closed till further notice . We are working diligently to get up and running as soon as possible and hope to have those great NZ lamb chops and green lipped mussels available to you again."

18. Stella Manhattan Bistro

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213 Front St
New York, NY 10038-2008
(213) 233-2417

This Seaport Italian restaurant has not yet returned from the storm (the sign above the Stella's banner is for Jeremy's Ale House).

19. SUteiShi

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24 Peck Slip
New York, NY 10038
(212) 766-2344
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The dining room is still closed, but this sushi restaurant is now open for delivery and take-out seven nights a week. The owner posted this update on their Indiegogo campaignpage (which has reached its goal of $50,000) on March 2: "It’s beenlittle over 4 months since Sandy and I am sad to say we still have along haul. Much progress has been made but more needs to be donebefore the landlord can give us back the space." The update alsoincludes the landlord's detailed list of all the things that stillneed to be done.

20. 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.

21. Sunny's

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253 Conover St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 625-8211
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Eater recently spoke with Sunny. He said that now reopening is totally up in the air. They have some work to do in the basement, and permits to get from the city.

22. Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

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Old Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 246-3963
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Eater spoke to an employee at the Greenpoint location, who said that they don't have an exact reopening date for the DUMBO location, but that they might be opening by the end of the month, maybe earlierdepending on how things go.

23. Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar

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Pier 1
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The restaurant's website now reads, "WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON, BUT HOPE TO OPEN WHEN THE WEATHER IMPROVES. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN THE SPRING."

24. The River Café

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1 Water St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 522-5200
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An update on The River Cafe's website reads, "The private dining room and lobby are in their final stages of renovations and we look forward to hosting private events soon. We are still unable to accept any dining room reservations, even those in the far future."

25. Nathan's Famous

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1310 Surf Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 946-2202
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Nathan's iconic hot dog stand on Surf Avenue sustained "significant damage," per company officials. The boardwalk stand will open on March 18, while the Surf Avenue flagship is shooting for Memorial Day.

26. Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano

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1524 Neptune Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 372-8606

Co-owner Antoinette Balzano posted to Facebook at the beginning of March that she hopes to reopen Totonno's by Coney Island's official opening date on March 24.

27. 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 at the restaurant says that it is still planning to rebuild.

28. Marina Cafe

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154 Mansion Ave
Staten Island, NY 10308
(718) 967-3077

Marina Cafe: The owners hope to reopen in Spring of 2013.

29. 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.

30. Anderson's Annex Tavern

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83 Purdy Pl.
Staten Island, NY
(718) 948-9410

Located by the Staten Island University Hospital, Anderson's Annex Tavern's building was moved about 15 feet by the storm surge.

31. DiSara

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121 Roma Ave
Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 979-2290

Looking relatively fine structurally, the interior of this red sauce spot is gutted. The number has been disconnected.

32. Totos

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809 Fr Capodanno Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10305

Located on Father Capodanno Boulevard in Midland Beach, 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.

33. Caracas Arepa Bar

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106-01 Shore Front Pkwy
Queens, NY 11694

The note from Caracas: "The floor gave out at this Rockaway Beach concession stand. We'll be back! More info soon. In the meantime please visit: http://www.restorerockaway.org/"

34. 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 hopes to be open by Memorial Day.

35. 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. Its future is uncertain.

36. Thai Rock

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375 Beach 92nd St
Queens, NY 11693

Thai Rock is open for pick-up and delivery only (menu is on their website). The owners recently started a SmallKnot fundraising campaign to raise $50,000. Eater National reported in February that the restaurant hopes to reopen by the summer season.

37. Bungalow Bar

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377 Beach 92nd St
Queens, NY 11693

Completely destroyed. The restaurant only had wind insurance, not flood, so the rebuilding process will be expensive and long. From the official homepage: "Bungalow Bar will be back this summer. We've been a proud part of the Rockaway community for over 40 years, and we look forward to spending another 40 on Jamaica Bay with you." The Facebook page shows their back deck in progress.

38. Kennedy's

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406 Bayside
Queens, NY

This Breezy Point bar and restaurant remains shuttered. Its parking lot has been used as a relief center since Sandy. The number for the restaurant is no longer in service.

39. The Bayhouse

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500 Bayside Dr
New York, NY 11697
(718) 318-9660

Gutted by Sandy's winds, owner Sean Sheridan is eyeing a summer 2013 reopening. The number to the restaurant has been disconnected.

40. 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]

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1. The Water Club

The East River btwn 29th & 32nd St, New York, NY 10016

The Water Club is open now for private events. An employee at the restaurant says that they hope to reopen in full in early April.

The East River btwn 29th & 32nd St
New York, NY 10016

2. Antica Venezia

396 West St, New York, NY 10014

Antica Venezia, located right on West St. near the Hudson River, is still closed. The number has been disconnected.

396 West St
New York, NY 10014

3. Capsouto Freres Bistro Restaurant

451 Washington St., New York, NY 10013

This family-owned Tribeca classic is still closed. A message on the restaurant's site notes: "We are still unable to open while we are repairing the damages due to 'Sandy.' Please, check back soon."

451 Washington St.
New York, NY 10013

4. Harbor Lights

89 South St, New York, NY 10002

Although Pier 17 is back open, this seafood restaurant remains closed.

89 South St
New York, NY 10002

5. Zigolini's

66 Pearl St., New York, NY 10004

Zigolini's is still closed. Nobody's picking up the phone.

66 Pearl St.
New York, NY 10004

6. FIKA Espresso Bar

66 Pearl St., New York, NY 10004

The flagship location for this NYC chain remains closed after taking on significant flooding. DNAinfo reported on March 5 that ownership hopes for an early April reopening.

66 Pearl St.
New York, NY 10004

7. Demi Monde

90 Broad St., New York, NY 10004