Four-year-old, critically acclaimed Yunnan BBQ.
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"The climate for these small, neighborhood 'mom-and-pop' restaurants is really difficult and scary for a lot of people."
Many considered the acclaimed Lebanese spot to be one of the city's best Middle Eastern restaurants.
The Soviet-themed bar closes at the end of June.
The tropical New York institutions continue to shutter in Manhattan.
"Like most restaurants, we operate with very small margins."
Another bar named Raccoon Saloon might open nearby, but it doesn't appear to be from the same people.
Banquettes, bronze-topped tables, and more.
Late-night destination Tsukushi will close on May 27, but the owner hopes to relocate.
"You’d start the night as a four-top outside, and within an hour your table would be spilling over into eight or ten."
The bar serves its last shots this Sunday.
This follows on the heels of midtown staple Sushi Zen's recent shuttering.
Toshio Suzuki, who trained celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto, opened the restaurant in 1983.
Seafood sausage evoked the wrong kind of nostalgia.
"We're hanging it up while we still have the buttons on our pants."
The final service for the popular family spot will be February 7.
"It was the evolution of food, and people's understanding of food, that got me very enthusiastic about what I was doing."
Those chocolate-bacon-doughnut burgers didn't last long.
It will be the restaurant group's third closing in the last year.