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Monday Eve Hurricane Sandy OPEN RESTAURANTS List:

Ok let's all contribute to this list so when I get hungry this eve I can check to see who's open and serving!! If you know for sure that someone's open and even better if they have seats, please add to tis list! I'm sure it will break your boredom.

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  1. Evening? Heck I'm trying to figure out what's open for lunch. On the way in this morning, most of the usual breakfast places were closed.

      1. Gray's Papaya on 72nd & Broadway is open. No seats, though.

        1. So far from walking around just now.

          Num Pang
          Tortaria
          Le Pain Quotien

          Lots of Per Se reservations on opentable tonight.

          1. The important thing is to be safe, stock up on water -- if you have a car, fill it up. The worst part of these storms is often the aftermath if there is no power and water in your area. It can last for days -- I am a miami resident btw so I know a bit about this stuff. I wish you all the best.

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            1. re: tpigeon

              thanks pigeon

              and yes, i agree about safety.

              as far as i'm concerned, any restaurant that forced anyone to work today or tonight deserves to shut down. for good.

              1. re: debinqueens

                Agree, if staff has to commute from Brooklyn or Queens, etc, that's just nuts. If public transit shuts down for safety reasons, it's supposed to mean something.

                1. re: debinqueens

                  Agreed. Anyone who eats at a restaurant tonight is incredibly inconsiderate to boot. Seriously annoyed that my BF has to trek out in the storm tonight for service because his restaurant refuses to close... We live in Manhattan, but I guess they expect him to walk 30+ blocks?

                  1. re: loratliff

                    Loratiif: so you'd rather the employees who came to work get less in tips, and the restaurants lose money on food going bad?...and your call is to call the customer inconsiderate?...ridiculous...sure, it'd be awful for an employer to force anyone to work if they can't get there safely; but plenty of people *want* to work and get paid, and plenty of employers have called up only staff who can get there from nearby and/or arranged for the transport (for example, Coppelia's owner hired a van and chauffeured his staff there, and it was great hurricane vibe there this morning: the staff were getting paid and the customers were getting fed...sorry your bf had to walk in the rain, but don't blame the customers...

                  2. re: debinqueens

                    Restaurant staff don't get paid if they don't work. If an employer pays for a cab or car service to and from work I'm sure they can get plenty of people to show up voluntarily.

                    1. re: kurtt

                      Sure, but you'd be surprised that not all employers are doing that, nor is attendance optional. (At least not at the Michelin-starred restaurant where my BF works.) If he had his choice, he would not have gone in today. Sorry, but I don't think that's right.

                      1. re: loratliff

                        Agreed. When the governor and the mayor are urging everyone to stay home, close up unless you live upstairs from your joint. A restaurant is not a hospital or a Coast Guard station.

                        1. re: ratgirlagogo

                          Along these lines, though, it is key to note that, as mentioned above, at some smaller restaurants/cafes, the owners do live in that building or down the street, so to be open is not only reasonable but also has the potential to make them a lot more money than a usual night. Just saying not to judge unless its obviously a chain that has workers having to trek in from elsewhere...

                          1. re: orthorunner

                            of course, if an owner wants to open, and it's a family place, or a place where workers who live close by want to come in, that's a completely different story. that's why i specifically singled out proprietors demanding attendance, not all who open their doors.

                            :)