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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. The good news is that a few restaurants have reopened since we last updated this map in January. The bad news is that a handful of restaurants were also removed from this map because the owners decided not to reopen after the storm. Some places are now offering take-out or delivery, and many restaurants hope to return within the next two months. Please help us subtract from this list by sending information to the tipline.


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 open now for private events. An employee at the restaurant says that they hope to reopen in full in mid-March.

2. Perry Street

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176 Perry St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 352-1900
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Jean-Georges's Perry St. is still closed, but it should reopen this month.

3. 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.

4. 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."

5. Flea Market Cafe

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131 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
(212) 358-9280
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A worker at the restaurant says that they hope to reopen in three weeks.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Luke's Lobster FiDi

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26 S William St
New York, NY 10004
(212) 747-1700
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The people behind Luke's Lobster hope to reopen by Valentine's Day.

9. Pret A Manger

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101 Maiden Ln.
New York, NY 10038
This location of Pret A Manger is still closed.

10. Hot Clay Oven

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101 Maiden Ln
New York, NY 10038
(212) 269-2103
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Like the other fast food joints at 101 Maiden Ln, this takeout Indian restaurant remains closed. Nobody's picking up the phone.

11. 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.

12. Harry's Italian Pizza Bar

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2 Gold St.
New York, NY 10038
(212) 747-0797
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The 2 Gold Street location is out of commission at the moment. An employee at the 225 Murray Street branch says that they hope to reopen in the next week or two.

13. 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.

14. 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."

15. Potbelly Sandwich Shop

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90 Broad St.
New York, NY 10038
(646) 289-4211
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Closed. A message from the manager: "We’re all ok, and we hope you are too! But our shop got a bit damaged during the storm, so please bear with us while we fix things up. We’re working hard to turn the ovens back on. Thanks for being such great fans, and we look forward to seeing you soon! We’ll post updates as the work progresses,"

16. Red

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19 Fulton St
New York, NY 10038
(212) 571-5900
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Red is still closed for business.

17. 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 message on the answering machine: “Due to super storm Sandy, we are currently closed and will be undergoing necessary repairs. We are working hard to reopen the restaurant, but at this time we do not have a reopening date.”

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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. Per a tipster, "Word in our neighborhood is Paris has tentatively announced a re-open in March."

21. 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.

22. 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."

23. 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.

24. 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. The owners just started a fundraising campaign on Lucky Ant. From the page: "Jack's Coffee Front St was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy. After 4 Ft of water came through the space we have been forced to temporarily close due to water damage and clean up efforts. We look forward to the space reopening as soon as possible and will most definitely coming back."

25. 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. 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."

26. 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).

27. SUteiShi

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24 Peck Slip
New York, NY 10038
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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.

28. Salud Restaurant & Bar

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142 Beekman St.
New York, NY 10038
(212) 566-2220
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Salud suffered 15 feet of flooding, from the basement to the main dining room. From the restaurant's Go Fund Me page: "Salud would like to send our sincere well wishes for those of you who have been affected by this storm. Salud was 15 feet underwater from the basement up to the main dining room and the entire business infrastructure of Historic Front Street was decimated by this catastrophic event. With no guarantee of an insurance flood coverage, we are faced with a long rebuilding financial road ahead. We would like to thank everyone for their moral support throughout these difficult times. Your donations will be greatly appreciated. Hope to be back soon!"

29. 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.

30. Kevin's Bistro

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277 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718-596-8335
Kevin's, a restaurant and catering co., remains shuttered after the storm. From Kevin's site: "We plan to re-open in the next two weeks or so, around Valentine's Day if all goes as planned. We'll post the date shortly. Looking forward to seeing you soon!"

31. Sunny's

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253 Conover St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 625-8211
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Eater spoke with Sunny on February 5. He said they're still not sure yet when the bar will reopen. They hope within the month, but could be longer. They still have "a lot of things to deal with."

32. Red Hook Lobster Pound

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284 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 858-7650
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On February 5, one of the owners said that they hope to reopen by the end of February. No exact date announced. Things have taken longer than expected.

33. 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 they are hoping to reopen sometime in the second or third week of March

34. Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar

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Pier 1
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar will be open in the fall, according to the restaurant's website.

35. The River Café

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1 Water St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 522-5200
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Eater spoke with an employee on February 5, who noted: "There are just lots of little details to work out." They hope to reopen sometime in April.

36. Almondine Bakery

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85 Water St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 797-5026
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Almondine owner Hervé Poussot is working to rebuild his Dumbo bakery.

37. 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. They hope to reopen this spring. The post-Sandy statement from Nathan’s: “Right now, the Alliance is focused on helping Coney Island recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. We are accepting cash contributions to help residents, businesses, and community groups in their time of need. 100 percent of these funds will go to storm relief and recover efforts. “ Head to Coneyrecovers.org to find out how you can help.

38. Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano

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1524 Neptune Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 372-8606
From an NPR report from earlier this month: "[Antoinette] Balzano hopes Totonno's will reopen this month, and when it does, she says it'll look exactly like it did before the storm - right down to the pictures on the walls." Antoinette also posted on Facebook on Monday: "we hope to be open by end of Feb....need waiting for some equipment delivery...and working on painting and floors....Cookie misses all of you....Bless you, Antoinette"

39. 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 owners plan to rebuild, but for now the restaurant is closed.

40. 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.

41. 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.

42. 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.

43. 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.

44. 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.

45. 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/"

46. 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 but the owner hopes to reopen by St Patrick's Day.

47. 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.

48. 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. From SmallKnot: "To date, Thai Rock has not received any insurance or government funds. We had no flood insurance and our business interruption insurance will not be honored since it was a flood that caused our business to stop operating.[...]Our goal on Small Knot is to raise enough money to replace our lost and destroyed audio and live music equipment and instruments."