Lower East Side Restaurant Grotto Has Closed

The lease comes with patio furniture.
The lease comes with patio furniture. Photo: Shanna Ravindra

Owner David Wiesner is looking for a new tenant to take over his subterranean restaurant and garden on Forsyth Street, which has been serving cocktails and Italian small plates for more than a decade. Bowery Boogie reports that the Grotto space is up for grabs on Craigslist, and meanwhile, Wiesner will focus on Louie & Chan, which he and wife Nicole Delacratz-Wiesner opened in the neighborhood late last year. [Bowery Boogie]