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...still be open on Saturday and Sunday?

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  1. Hecho en Dumbo will be open all day Saturday, starting @ 12:30pm!

    Hecho en Dumbo
    354 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

    1. Cornelia Street Cafe, Public, Locanda Verde, the Breslin and the Spotted Pig are all open as far as I know.

      Edit: Spotted Pig is actually closed and completely boarded up.

      Spotted Pig
      314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

      Cornelia Street Cafe
      29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014

      210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

      Locanda Verde
      377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

      The Breslin
      20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

      1. Is it safe to say all the major hotels are serving food?

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        1. re: il Trifulau

          A friend stuck in a hotel was warned yesterday of major food shortages -- was able to fly out though.

        2. Boy, lots of cancellations last night. We called one spot that's notoriously tough to get into and they said, "come on down most everyone has canceled.". Walking by La Esquina a bit later they had tables galore.

          I'm thinking few will be open this evening.

          La Esquina
          106 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012

            1. Just saw Schiller's was open on the LES, also Sugar Sweet Sunshine if you desperately need cupcakes. Think Alias was serving as well.

              Don't know about dinner. We'll see who's still around. Think people are overreacting a bit, though. At this point it's only going to be a "tropical storm" when it hits NYC, if even that.

              76 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

              Schiller's Liquor Bar
              131 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

              Sugar Sweet Sunshine
              126 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

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              1. re: sgordon

                The entire transit system has been shut down. There's just no predicting what restaurants will or will not be open, what the electricity system will be, who will be able to get to work, etc. Just because places are open now has nothing to do with later in the day or tonight or tomorrow.

                1. re: gutsofsteel

                  Exactly. sgordon, how do you expect the poor servers and cooks to get there to make your dinner? :|

                  1. re: loratliff

                    Jesus, relax people. The OP asked what was open, I posted what I saw open five minutes ago. I'm making my own damn dinner tonight. Sheesh.

              2. Here's a good Twitter list to follow to see who is posting about closures:

                Even if a place says they'll be open, many are updating later and saying "nevermind" because servers/cooks can't get into Manhattan.

                1. I'm thinking Chinatown might more likely be open since many of the employees walk to work.

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                  1. re: Chandavkl

                    Except of course if the power is off, all bets are off. Do not count on anything being open.

                  2. It's going to be touch and go. A lot of shops seem to be closing abruptly.

                    1. i had brunch today at the restaurant at 60 Thompson Hotel...

                      Hotel restaurants are generally a good bet (though Maialino is closed)...

                      i'm planning on cooking/indoor-picnics at home too, but just interested in hearing what's open and might be fun and atmospheric to go to nearby during the storm :)

                      60 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

                      2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

                        1. Most everything looks closed out there as of 5pm. There are some Indian places, and the oddball corner deli, or diner, but not a lot else.

                          1. A lot of restaurants on Seamless.com are still delivering in UWS.

                            1. Just walked by Maialino - closed

                              2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

                              1. Here in Carnegie Hill things looked pretty damn closed -- other than the 24 hour deli at 92nd and Madison, which looked like it was hunkering down for the duration. Was amazed, as I drove up 8th Ave. and then Madison around four how many establishments were closed.

                                1. Lots open in Hell's Kitchen

                                  1. Just had a great little Village/SoHo crawl through Da Silvano (outstanding) then Caffe Dante then David Burke Kitchen's Bar in The James Hotel.
                                    A few places on MacDougal, like Slane, are also open.

                                    Da Silvano
                                    260 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014

                                    102 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

                                    David Burke Kitchen
                                    23 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

                                    1. Just got back from Peter Luger's. Almost empty on a Saturday night! Road was empty, barely raining. But they stopped seating people as of now so the staff can get home safely. (Needless to say, best meal I ever had, until next time).

                                      1. Looked like they were setting up at WD-50 when I walked by a little earlier. If I had the extra $$ I might cancel dinner at home for then, but alas, my budget is limited tonight. Lots was open around the LES a half hour or so ago, though - Spitzer's Corner was serving, Hana looked open, Clerkenwell had people....most of the bars along Rivington, too...

                                        50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

                                        Spitzer's Corner
                                        101 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

                                        49 Clinton St., New York, NY 10002

                                        111 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

                                            1. re: Riverman500


                                              "bar bar will be open today from 3:30pm - 12am serving a la carte classics from ssäm bar! visit us @ 207 2nd avenue, entrance on 13th street."


                                            2. Lots of places are opening for dinner, two I like will open at 5.

                                              It's kind of like Christmas is (for non-Christians) - everything except restaurants is closed, good night to eat out.

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                                              1. re: AdinaA

                                                A good way to look at it.

                                                Most places are still closed, and a few have signs saying they're opening early evening.

                                                1. re: AdinaA

                                                  Maybe/maybe not. Much will be dependent upon what they have in the walk-ins, etc. since a lot of them didn't get deliveries yesterday.

                                                  Spotted Pig for brunch had a very limited menu and seemed overwhelmed/understaffed.

                                                  Spotted Pig
                                                  314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

                                                  1. re: kathryn

                                                    In other words, business as usual there.

                                                2. Took a long walk through the Upper West Side. Almost half the restaurants were open, and most of the groceries. Chains seemed to be closed (even Starbucks) but most of the independents are open and doing a land-office business.