Friday, July 10, 2015

Casual French-American cafe in the works for 110 St. Mark's Place

Paprika, which specialized in Northern Italian cuisine, quietly closed back in the spring at 110 St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue.

Applicants who plan on opening a casual French-American cafe will appear before CB3's SLA committee on Monday. They are seeking a beer-wine license…

The applicants include Hamid Rashidzada of the Summit Bar on Avenue C and most recently Bara on First Avenue, and chef David Malbequi, who worked for Daniel Boulud, according to paperwork (PDF!) on file ahead of the meeting at the CB3 website.

The still-unnamed cafe will serve American-French comfort food with daily lunch service from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The configuration shows 14 tables seating 58 people and a bar with 4-6 seats.

The July SLA committee meeting is Monday at the CB3 office, 59 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery.


Anonymous said...

What is French-American comfort food? mac n cheese with foie gras and truffles? Croque monsieur with NY State cheddar? Do the owners even know? they do not have a menu. And they certainly do not have a Dept of Buildings permit to demolish or renovate the space.

Anonymous said...

I am very much looking forward to the opening of their restaurant- conveniently located in my neighborhood!

Mr/Ms Anonymous above- care to join me for a delicious meal? My treat!

Anonymous said...

hamid has a 20 year old reputation as a restauranteur and all of his past and current ventures - some over 10 years old, which is legend in NYC - are "legendary." anything he does, will be good. he's only 1 man, nothing is perfect, but anything he does is worth following,