Lower East Side Restaurant Zoe Calls It Quits

Zoe Feigenbaum says she is at work on her next project.

Sunday was the last day of regular business at Zoe, Zoe Feigenbaum's almost-three-year-old Eldridge Street restaurant. In an email, Feigenbaum tells Grub she is grateful to have been able to realize the dream of owning her own place: "Not all restaurants are iconic and get to stick around for ten or fifteen years," she says. "As a chef, timing is everything: you gotta know when to pull something out of the oven." Family Recipe and Sorella, two other Lower East Side restaurants with female chef-owners, recently announced closures; like those establishments, Zoe specialized in a menu referencing its chef's influences and personal style and had a devoted following. Feigenbaum says she is already at work on her next project, but will first take some time off. [Related, Related]