The Cheyenne may be on its way to Bama, but another New York institution, Armandos, is reopening right where it originally opened in 1936, at 143 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights. As previously reported, the Italian joints owner since 1981, Peter Byros, had rented the space to the Spicy Pickle (he also owns the building), but after it defaulted on its lease, he decided to revive the family business with his daughter Maria as GM. When it reopens on Monday, chef David Ferraro (previously of B.R. Guest and Montparnasse) will serve up dishes such as tagliatelle with rabbit rag, goat-cheese ravioli with spinach, and more (see the menu, below). There will also be seasonal cocktails and Spanish, French, Italian, and South American wines. As you can see from the interior shots that follow, the room got some substantial spiffing up, care of Stanton Social designer Michi Yanagishita of Front Studio. Hours of operation: 11 a.m. till 1 a.m., seven days a week.
Armandos lunch menu [PDF]
Armandos dinner menu [PDF]
Armandos dessert menu [PDF]
Armandos, 143 Montague St., nr. Henry St.; 718-624-7167