New York Bartender Says New York’s Bars Are Losing Their Soul

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Seider also co-owns Prima. Photo: Courtesy Food GPS

And that's why he's opening his own. "The style of New York has disappeared," restaurateur Greg Seider tells Food GPS. "Now all these hot places aren’t really hot places because inside, it’s just all these reality TV people and none of the funk and grit and style and coolness of New York. It’s hidden somewhere. I don’t know where it is." Seider, who is also a partner at Summit Bar and Prima, will open a bar called Manhattan Cricket Club on the Upper West Side next month. Hopefully, he'll find what he's looking for there. [Food GPS]