Wednesday, February 25, 2015
North River at 166 First Ave. just north of East 10th Street has been closed in recent evenings.
There isn't any mention of a closure on the restaurant's website or various social media properties.
Meanwhile, someone has removed the North River sign and menu … and painted over the gate.
And over at Open Table, the first reservations are available starting on April 16.
But apparently the place is just closed for renovations … according to the sign now on the front door…
In case you were wondering, Dead Drop is the name of the sorta hidden speakeasy in the basement.
North River's American-style comfort food, from chef Adam Starowicz, who worked at Momofuku Ko and Hearth, seemed to get positive notices (here and here, as an example), though some readers thought the prices were too steep.
Anyway, so no word yet on what these changes might be at North River, which opened on Dec. 19, 2013.