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The John Dory

  1. closings
    April Bloomfield Will Close the John Dory Oyster BarIt will be replaced by a flagship location of Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar.
  2. Coming Soon
    April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman Confirm New Project for East VillageExpect a café and some very British sandwiches.
  3. Rumors
    April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman Rumored for Former San Loco SpaceThe restaurateurs are said to be planning an all-day “café-bar concept.”
  4. No Vacancy
    Ace Hotel Opening ‘Faux Hostel’ at 225 BoweryGet ready for flophouse chic.
  5. User's Guide
    Grub Street’s Guide to Penning an April Bloomfield ProfileFirst ‘New York,’ then ‘The New Yorker,’ then the ‘Telegraph,’ and now the ‘Guardian.’ Here’s how the writers did it.
  6. The Other Critics
    Sifton Impressed by Ciano; Cheshes, Sutton Praise the John DoryPlus more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  7. Reopenings
    John Dory Aims for JulyThe new incarnation of Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield’s fish shack will have sidewalk seats and a “sense of humor.”
  8. Neighborhood Watch
    The Butternut Market Coming to Bed-Stuy; Spitzer’s Corner Serving LunchPlus: Hill Country hosts a beer and BBQ event, and Pó will henceforth be known as Bino, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  9. Reopenings
    Ken Friedman Confirms Plans to Reopen John Dory in the Ace HotelThe décor may or may not look as much like “an acid trip underwater.”
  10. Oenofile
    David Lynch Gets Over His ‘East Coast Snobbery’ at QuinceQuince wine director is focusing on Italian selections but discovering a new love of American wines as well.
  11. Openings
    Friedman Finds New Spot for John DoryThe space will be three times the size of the old one.
  12. Mediavore
    Chanterelle Sommelier Moves On; Padma’s Perfect SundayPlus: a new home for Chanterelle’s sommelier, and bankruptcy battles for Tavern on the Green, all in our morning news roundup.
  13. Reopenings
    What to Eat (and Drink) at Quince, Launching TonightThe new, downtown inception of Quince features a new menu and wine list. And it’s booked solid.
  14. Closings
    Exit Interview: Ken Friedman on the Demise of the John Dory“I wanted to show everybody April Bloomfield could cook.”
  15. Closings
    The John Dory Goes Belly-upKen Friedman’s fish is fried.
  16. Celebrity Settings
    Dennis Haskins ‘Subdued’ Over Drinks; Katie Couric Eats ItalianSee which sparkly people were seen wining and dining in our weekly roundup.
  17. Mediavore
    Tailor Launches D.J. Night; Top Chef Leah Promoted at CentroPlus: Venezuela bans Coke Zero and wine man David Lynch leaves New York, all in our morning news roundup.
  18. Lists
    Local Talent Gets Love From Bourdain, But Not From World’s Great ChefsBourdain picks thirteen places to visit before you die, and ten superstar chefs pick 100 emerging stars.
  19. The Great Outdoors
    Your Next Day TripOld Bay shrimp at Captain Luna’s Seafood Bar!
  20. Celebrity Settings
    Where Does Ferran Adrià Eat When He’s in Town?The John Dory’s chef, April Bloomfield, was nervous when she heard that a god of gastronomy would be watching her every move.
  21. Trends
    When Did Bone Marrow Become a Menu Must?Has this formerly exotic dish become comfort food?
  22. Polemics
    Question: ‘Should Fine Dining Die?’A look at the pros and cons of the disappearing haute establishment.
  23. Navel-gazing
    Blog Coverage: Is It Foreplay or Does It Just Ruin the Mood?Restaurateurs have an ambiguous relationship with preopening coverage.
  24. The Other Critics
    Bruni’s L’Artusi Improvement Plan; La Superior Delights SietsemaPlus: Kefi vs. Anthos, Cuozzo checks in on Corton, and more in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  25. Brunch
    John Dory Does BrunchThe best Welsh rarebit in the city is just the start of it.
  26. The Other Critics
    Bruni Admires Buttermilk Channel; Critics Agree on Co.’s CrustPlus: Robert Sietsema on Flex Mussels, Gael Green goes to the new ‘inoteca, and more in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  27. Ask a Waiter
    John Dory Bartender Alexis Sarandon Catches Customers Staring“All of us are in awe of the number of little cans and fish and trinkets that [Ken Friedman] finds.”
  28. The Other Critics
    Bruni Bloated at John Dory; Cuozzo Blasts RamsayPlus: Sutton still loves Craft, Gael Greene is fond of The Four Seasons, and more in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  29. Unsolved Mysteries
    Eel on the LamJoe Bastianich says that a $4,000 banana eel has gone inexplicably missing from the John Dory’s fish tank.
  30. The Underground Gourmet
    The City’s Best Welsh RarebitThe Underground Gourmet finds a new favorite sandwich at the John Dory.
  31. Reopenings
    Andrew Carmellini Will Helm Second Go at AgoKen Friedman of the Spotted Pig is also involved.
  32. Lunch
    Lunch at the Dory and DardanelThe John Dory opens for lunch tomorrow.
  33. The Other Critics
    Daniel Stays Perfect; Richman Loathes L’ArtusiPlus: Steve Cuozzo forgets Center Cut and Sietsema can’t believe what he’s paying at the John Dory, all in our weekly review roundup.
  34. The Other Critics
    Bruni Worried for West Branch and BarBao; Rouge Tomate Better Than ExpectedAlso: Danyelle Freeman on the John Dory and Alan Richman on Shang in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  35. In the Magazine
    Prime Meats Blends New and Old in Brooklyn; Bloomfield Carries the John DoryAlso in the magazine this week: wash up with restaurant grease, snack on lab meat, and cook with Mexican guavas.
  36. The Other Critics
    Rouge Tomate Too Bland for Bruni; Cuozzo Welcomes KefiPlus: Ryan Sutton on the John Dory and Alan Richman on the Oak Room, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  37. Temporary Closings
    John Dory Cancels Dinner Because of, Ironically, Water ProblemsA pipe burst during dinner service last night.
  38. The Other Critics
    Bruni Finds Three Stars at Corton; All Aboard the John DoryPlus: Ryan Sutton on At Vermilion, Jay Cheshes on Braeburn, and Robert Sietsema on Flushing Food Courts in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  39. Celebrity Settings
    Spotted at the DoryThe critics were out in full force during a recent dinner.
  40. Trends
    Chefs Are the New Cooks, Bistros Are the New Restaurants, and Other TrendyIs Peruvian really the new Thai?
  41. Slideshow
    First Look: Inside the John DoryThe deep-water décor of Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield’s new seafood restaurant.
  42. Openings
    A Look at the John Dory’s Opening MenuThe Spotted Pig’s new seafood restaurant is opening and serving rib eye with oysters and bone marrow.
  43. Spot Check
    John Dory Booked Through NovemberPlus: Is seafood the new pork?
  44. Openings
    John Dory Taking ReservationsThe Spotted Pig’s new restaurant will open next Monday.
  45. Openings
    Ken Friedman Will Not Be Damned by Frank Bruni Again!’Friedman is mildly obsessed with getting a good review from Frank Bruni.’ Plus, more interior shots!
  46. Openings
    John Dory Hopes to Reel In Con EdIn the meantime, we have your first food shot.
  47. In the Magazine
    Pigs Take Over Irving Mill; Cook Highbrow With CheetosPlatt visits Irving Mill and Inside Park at St. Bart’s, Cheetos tops broccoli, and more in this week’s magazine.
  48. Openings
    John Dory Taking Reservations Tomorrow; Fake and Real Fish in PlaceThe new seafood restaurant from the Spotted Pig team is ‘getting there’; photos show the 900-pound aquarium is up and running.
  49. In the Magazine
    Fall Preview: Cool Winds Bring Good EatsNew restaurants from Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield, Zak Pelaccio, and Drew Nieporent in this year’s fall preview.
  50. NewsFeed
    Friedman Reveals a Little Bit (Just a Little Bit) About John Dory, Rusty KnotDeodorant-eschewing Spotted Pig honcho Ken Friedman sits down with Bruni to say not much of anything about what he’s planning for the Rusty Knot, his “East Village–style dive bar” in the old West space. Despite the fact that he was last heard talking about the bar in a series of Belvedere ads, he says he doesn’t want the sort of exposure Sam Mason enjoyed on this very blog (“I was sick of [Tailor] before it even opened”) and reveals that his first choice for partner was Amy Sacco of Bungalow 8 rather than Taavo Somer of Freemans — a restaurant that’s one of his faves despite the fact that “the food’s never really that good.” Ouch! A Chat with Ken Friedman [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Earlier: Daniel Boulud and Ken Friedman Reveal New Projects in Belvedere Ads
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