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craigcep Apr 4, 2011 09:15 AM

Is Darna still open? I can't find their website.

Anyone been there recently and confirm that it's still open?

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    GilaB RE: craigcep Apr 4, 2011 10:13 AM

    I was there perhaps six weeks ago, and they were definitely open, although business seemed to be slow.

    1. tamarw RE: craigcep Apr 4, 2011 10:33 AM

      I was there on March 6th. They were open.

      http://darnany.com/ is their site.

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        craigcep RE: craigcep Apr 4, 2011 07:34 PM

        My friend who asked went by today. She confirms that they are indeed open and will be open during Pesach. Now we are figuring out if we will do take-out dinners for the second days or lunches.

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          AdinaA RE: craigcep Apr 4, 2011 07:40 PM

          I've been there for dinner during Pesach, Shabbat and weekdays, not the sedarim. It was fabulous. No kitniyot. Really wonderful food.

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            craigcep RE: AdinaA Apr 5, 2011 04:08 AM

            Yeah, we've been the last several years with these friends. Except now we both have young babies, so it changes the equation a bit. The meals have always been fantastic.

        2. tamarw RE: craigcep May 2, 2011 12:23 PM

          According to Koshertopia, they closed. I don't have any information about their new locations.

          Darna Closes its Doors

          It's official. The popular UWS restaurant Darna has closed it's doors permanently. Koshertopia has confirmed that Darna's last seating on Columbus Ave. was last week. Management cited negotiations over a lease renewal as the reason for the closure. They will still offer off site catering from their new commissary in the Bronx and a new facility in midtown.

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            AdinaA RE: tamarw May 3, 2011 01:45 PM

            This is a tragedy.

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              tamarw RE: AdinaA May 3, 2011 08:30 PM

              I'm in complete agreement. I am hoping that midtown facility will see regular supportive patrons and that the establishment remains in NYC for decades to come. I hope we find out more about this soon.

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                p.j. RE: AdinaA May 4, 2011 01:58 PM

                I agree. It was my favorite place to go when visiting my son in the city. Argh!!!

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              AdinaA RE: craigcep May 4, 2011 02:04 PM

              Where is their midtown location?

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                koshertaim RE: AdinaA Jul 26, 2011 10:58 AM

                Any updates? I just heard that they've closed their catering as well...?

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                  tamarw RE: koshertaim Jul 26, 2011 03:17 PM

                  They killed their website too, so I have no way to contact them.

                  I actually emailed them on May 2nd asking for details and the email bounced.

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