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Monday Eve Hurricane Sandy OPEN RESTAURANTS List:

UES Mayor Oct 29, 2012 06:03 AM

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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    Bkeats Oct 29, 2012 06:43 AM

    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.

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      kathryn Oct 29, 2012 06:53 AM

      See also

      1. coasts Oct 29, 2012 08:10 AM

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

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          Shirang Oct 29, 2012 08:11 AM

          So far from walking around just now.

          Num Pang
          Le Pain Quotien

          Lots of Per Se reservations on opentable tonight.

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            tpigeon Oct 29, 2012 08:58 AM

            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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              debinqueens Oct 29, 2012 09:04 AM

              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
                calf Oct 29, 2012 09:35 AM

                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.

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                  loratliff Oct 29, 2012 10:44 AM

                  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
                    Simon Oct 29, 2012 03:21 PM

                    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
                    kurtt Oct 29, 2012 01:03 PM

                    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.

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                      loratliff Oct 29, 2012 01:13 PM

                      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.

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                        ratgirlagogo Oct 29, 2012 03:13 PM

                        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.

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                          orthorunner Oct 29, 2012 06:53 PM

                          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...

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                            debinqueens Oct 29, 2012 07:02 PM

                            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.


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                  asgaynor Oct 29, 2012 01:30 PM

                  Rocky's Pizza on 2nd Ave. (33/34) is open, but only serving whole pies. And doing bang up business.

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                    UES Mayor Oct 29, 2012 01:42 PM

                    Cafe d'alsace 88 and 2nd open til 11pm!

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                      UES Mayor Oct 29, 2012 02:54 PM

                      Veatery former Saigon grill open w full menu-if u live in nabe not a bad walk between rain and wind !

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                        bearmi Oct 29, 2012 08:55 PM

                        I was going to ask if any restaurant will be open in Chinatown but then saw in the news that many places below 39 th street have lost power. I hope you guys will get power back soon so there wont be food poisoning due to warmed up refrigerators.

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                          Chandavkl Oct 29, 2012 11:13 PM

                          You're probably right about the power, but until then they were open. Also, a lot of the help there lives within walking distance.


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                            bearmi Oct 30, 2012 10:24 AM

                            True. Hope the power will come back soon. I want to eat downtown and Chinatown this weekend!

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                              squid kun Oct 30, 2012 12:18 PM

                              Once the power went out around 8:30 p.m., the whole neighborhood went dark. And my sense is that just as many Chinatown workers live in Brooklyn or Queens as within walking distance. Many commute on the $2.50 vans from Flushing or Sunset Park.

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                      MrGrumpy Oct 30, 2012 05:38 PM

                      There were quite a few restaurants that opened on the Upper West Side but they were all packed with long lines for both lunch and dinner.

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