After Sandy: Here Are the Bars, Restaurants, and Shops That Have Reopened [Updated]
Hello again. Now that Frankenstorm Sandy has passed through the city, here's a list of some bars and restaurants that are open now, if you need a bite to eat, a stiff drink, a hot toddy, or just some company. We've listed the openings we've heard about by neighborhood so you can chart your course accordingly. This post will be updated with news as we get it, so if you know of someplace that's open, please let us know in the comments. And as always, stay safe out there. [Update 11/03: As of 12 p.m., most of New York City's electrical service has been restored, and scores of restaurants — many of which are listed below as operating by candlelight — have already reopened, or will reopen, with full service throughout the weekend and on Monday.]
The soul food restaurant is open.
The large, beer-centric restaurant is open.
Upper West Side
Indie Food & Wine
Open for business.
Will be open tonight, with live music, no less.
Open for business.
A Voce Columbus
The restaurant will open its bar at 5 p.m. tonight, adding a limited menu at 6 p.m.
The uptown location of Marc Murphy's fish and surf shack-inspired restaurant will be open today.
A call to Thomas Keller's flagship reveals they're open for dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. tonight. They have early and late reservations available in the dining room, and the salon is open for a la carte service all night.
Keller's casual spots are open, too.
Upper East Side
The restaurant has embarked on extended happy hour and access to lots and lots of outlets for phone chargers (BYO charger).
The restaurant is open for dinner with a limited menu.
David Burke's restaurant is open for the rest of the day with snacks and a pared down dinner menu. If you want to watch the news, they've got plenty of televisions.
Open for business.
Get a bottle of wine and a bowlful of Northern Italian pasta here.
Fritto misto for all.
The Midtown East restaurant has reopened and is offering free WiFi and use of their iPads for all customers. Each seat has access to an electrical outlet.
The Greek restaurant reopened on Wednesday.
The fish is back.
The restaurant is offering 20% Champagne and wine each night through Sunday.
There was a line out the door yesterday morning, hours before the Times Square location reopened at 12:30. All Shake Shack locations except for Madison Square Park and Battery Park have reopened, with Madison Square expected to open Wednesday afternoon.
David Letterman may be playing to an empty house, but this bar around the corner from the Ed Sullivan Theater is pouring 36 tap beers.
Open for regular hours.
Here's the deal: Bring your kid in, order penne a la vodka, and get 45 minutes of day care on the house. Contact the restaurant for more details.
Rudy's Bar and Grill
The hot dogs are warm, the pitchers are plastic and full of beer.
Murray Hill and Kips Bay
The restaurant has resumed regular hours and is serving a full menu.
"The Cannibal is open," owner Christian Pappanicholas tweets. "Lots of beer and food!"
Reopening Saturday; contact restaurant for details.
Hill Country Chicken
The restaurant's fryers are on again and the pies are baking. Dinner resumes Saturday night, with breakfast on Sunday morning.
Pounds & Ounces
The neighborhood is still without power, but the restaurant is serving drinks.
Picture this: 500 whiskeys on West 26th Street. Open for regular hours.
The cornbread, 'cue, and hot links are back in action.
Daniel Humm and Will Guidara's restaurant is open for business.
Both of the Cambodian sandwich shop's locations are open today.
Open for dinner.
The restaurant is pouring wine and serving a limited menu.
Owner Andrea Franchini has been working nonstop since Tuesday to serve pizza, pasta and wine to the electricity-bereft neighborhood.
Open for business.
The restaurant is roasting leg of lamb for dinner and serving brunch throughout the weekend.
The restaurant is serving a limited menu which includes line-caught striped bass and pasta with goat ragu.
Until power is restored, the restaurant is serving wine,cheese and crackers by candlelight each evening. What more could one really want?
Jesús Nuñez has scored a generator and a refrigerated truck and is now serving tapas and chilled drinks in the West Village.
Aria Wine Bar
Confirmed open for business.
Il Buco Alimentari and Vineria
The salumi, cheese, bread and wine shop is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., with specials including pork sausage with roasted peppers, and porchetta with struzzichino and broccoli rabe. The provisions shop has also set up a grill in the street.
The diminutive organic döner restaurant is open for business on the secret side street between Bowery and First Avenue. Chef Michael Han has been grilling outside the restaurant.
Matthieu Palombino is making pizza dough by candlelight and without electricity in the East Village.
You didn't expect it to close, did you? "Everybody needs a shelter in the storms of life."
Lower East Side
Will reopen tonight with a limited menu of cocktails and hopefully some small plates.
Mission Chinese Food
The power is back, Danny Bowien tweets, and the restaurant will reopen Saturday for lunch.
The most romantic restaurant in New York City now has candlelit tables to prove it.
Despite not having electricity, the restaurant has gas and hot water and will reopen Friday night with a full bar of Balkan wines, beers, and spirits. Order the prebranac!
The pizzeria is open for business.
The espressos are back in action.
Open for steak frites and then some.
Open, with a limited menu and candlelit tables.
The restaurant may have no power but will serve a limited menu of sandwiches and cocktails by candlelight all day, while supplies last.
Open from the afternoon at 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a limited menu. Graffiti in the East Village is also open from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a wine and cheese menu.
The cocktails den and its uptown sister bar the Rum House never closed.
Up and running.
They may not have that shake, but they do have the fries that go with it.
Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick
The Bushwick restaurant is back in action: "hello new york, and beyond...WE ARE OPENING by 5pm (maybe a little earlier)!! transport is down, but if you need a beacon in the dark...we will have pizzas, drinks and limited back kitchen stuff."
Open for business.
Open for dinner and drinks.
Up to temperature and open.
The oyster bar and kitchen is open, the absinthe frappes are chilly.
Sindicato de Cocineros
The Mexican restaurant is open.
Open, and per the comments section, filled with well-dressed people.
Open for drinks, dinner, and perhaps most crucially, whiskey bread.
The Bedford Avenue burger joint is open.
The grill-heavy Wythe Hotel restaurant is open.
Owner Mark Rancourt writes in to tell us his clam shack and cocktail bar is open for dinner tonight. Kitchen closes at 3:30 a.m.; bar closes at 4 a.m. every night of the week.
Dumbo, Vinegar Hill and Brooklyn Heights
Vinegar Hill House
The restaurant is open for dinner. The restaurant's small plates and wine bar annex Hillside is also open next door.
The Mexican restaurant will open for dinner.
The Dumbo pizzeria's wild yeast made it through the storm and the restaurant is open tonight.
The New American restaurant is open for regular business.
Park Slope, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill
Thistle Hill Tavern
Open from 1 p.m. each day this week until 10 p.m., or whenever the food runs out.
The restaurant is open for the rest of the week, with the kitchen closing at 10 p.m. or when the food runs out.
For the rest of the week, Dale Talde's animal fat-spattered Roadhouse homage opens at 3 p.m. and will try to serve the goods right up until 2 a.m.
Francine Stephens reports the restaurant will resume operations for dinner tonight.
Rae and Noah Bernamoff's Red Hook production kitchen was destroyed overnight. The deli will be open today.
The British tavern is open for business.
Red Hook and Columbia Waterfront
The bar will be back in action tonight.
The French-Japanese fusion place is open.
The Bronx location of the barbecue chain is open; its three other locations are up and running.