The plan to revive Gotham Bar and Grill seems to be transferring ahead. This week, former normal supervisor Bret Csencsitz filed an application with Neighborhood Board Two in Manhattan for a liquor license beneath the identify Gotham Eating places, LLC. A digital hearing for the applying is about to happen on Thursday, October 8 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Csencsitz, a normal supervisor on the restaurant for 13 years, was previously in talks with Gotham’s 4 authentic companions to amass the trademarked use of its identify. A bit over two months later, he now claims to have “acquired the rights to reopen Gotham Bar and Grill” at its authentic location in Greenwich Village, in keeping with the applying.
The liquor license utility is the newest in Csencsitz’s ongoing plan to revive Gotham Bar and Grill, the venerable Manhattan establishment that closed its doors in March after 36 years of enterprise. Csencsitz first shared his intention to reopen the restaurant in July, and the New York Occasions reported on the time that the restaurant may very well be again by as early as subsequent spring.
Up to now, Csencsitz has mentioned he intends to deliver again Gotham Bar and Grill because the restaurant existed “earlier than the pandemic.” “Gotham will probably be a contemporary American fantastic eating restaurant with season and market pushed menu,” Csencsitz wrote in his utility this week. The previous normal supervisor has but to reveal any particular modifications to the menu or restaurant area, however has previously said that he desires “to make it really feel like the identical area however with a brand new look.”
Within the yr main as much as the pandemic, the restaurant had seen loads of upheaval: Longstanding chef Alfred Portale left Gotham after 34 years and was changed by chef Victoria Blamey, who was heralded as a brand new, extra fashionable chief for the restaurant. Though Gotham maintained its three-star Occasions score all through the transition, Eater critic Ryan Sutton found the rebranded restaurant to be “caught prior to now, even with a brand new menu.”
After Gotham closed in March, Blamey accepted a brief chef place with the Mayflower Inn and Spa in Connecticut. It’s not clear whether or not the chef plans to return to Gotham if the restaurant strikes ahead with its reopening plans. Eater has reached out to Csencsitz for extra info.