Monday, February 12, 2018

Mr. White debuts tonight on St. Mark's Place



Mr. White opens to the public this evening at 123 St. Mark's Place near Avenue A.

The Times describes it as a "taste of New Orleans." Here's the paper's quickie overview:

Elegant décor with crystal chandeliers, gold and black accents, a fireplace and velvet curtains are meant to evoke a Southern mansion. The chef and partner, Andrew Dunleavy, is serving chargrilled oysters, collard green spring rolls, smoked duck, shrimp and grits and brûlée bananas.

And here are some interior shots via the Mr. White website...





The Mr. White website has more on the proprietors, Jeffrey White and Kelly Rheel, who have worked at a variety of NYC bars and restaurants, here. The menu, with prices, is here.

The restaurant was open last Saturday for a friends-family preview...





The address was last home to the Belgian Room, which the state seized for nonpayment of taxes in April 2015. (It appears that the reconfigured space includes the former Ton-Up Cafe next door.)

Mr. White is open Sunday-Wednesday from 5:30-11:30 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday until 12:30 a.m.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Mr. White bringing 'new Southern cuisine' to St. Mark's Place


[Photo Thursday by Steven]

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks a bit pricey to me...

Anonymous said...

These days the only detail that concerns me when a new "restaurant" opens is it closing hours. Weekends at 12:30 makes this an actual restaurant and not a bar posing as a restaurant.

Anonymous said...

Ugh.
Just bring back Baby Jakes, and call it a night.

Anonymous said...

Mr White...Southern mansion...really?

skadonk said...

Thirty-five bucks for a dozen grilled oysters? Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

I mean why not name the place after the chef, and call it Dunleavy's? Or is that too gauche?

Anonymous said...

> Thirty-five bucks for a dozen grilled oysters?

Yeah, but they're... nevermind, you're right.

Anonymous said...

I'll stick with Great Jones - fat tuesday tomorrow night!

Scuba Diva said...

At 8:25 AM, Anonymous said:

Looks a bit pricey to me...

More than a bit.

Anonymous said...

The oysters are well worth their price. Once you try them you will be hooked. The decor is a beautiful change-up from the usual. Waite staff is informative and efficient and more importantly, everyone is so nice its a place you want to be. Don't knock it till you been there.

Giovanni said...

So, how are the vegetarian oysters? Nevermind. This place does look nice, but wouldn't a more appropriate location be in the West Village? (Or “Greenwich VIllage” for the placename police and tourists.) Looks like a spot that would fit in better on Beford & Barrow or Charles Street.

Anonymous said...

My apartment gives onto the same rear courtyard as MrWhite, and the noise from their new fan is already an issue; they keep it running 24/7 (on 20 min/off 20 min or so), so all through the night, which don't understand and I'm assuming is not legal given how loud it is. Their back door is also constantly slammed several times an hour, going in and out... until they close up, well past 1am. Might need to start making some phone calls. Ugh ;-(

Anonymous said...

I live around the corner and I can say I finally found my new afterwork hangout! Owners are super chill and the oysters are BANGIN. woo!

Mr White said...

Thank you EV Grieve for this fantastic mention on your blog! Per all the comments, we hope you'll do us the honor of giving us a shot before deciding you don't like us! It was our hope to create something unique and beautiful for the area to enjoy and it's very important to us that we behave as good neighbors. We will immediately attend to the door slamming and if anyone has any complaints, please call us directly at 212 510 7229 or email info@mrwhitecooks.com. St. Mark's is a special place to us as we've spent over 20 years frequenting its many restaurants, bars and retail shops. We are so excited to be a part of it. We hope to be a positive and welcome addition!

Anonymous said...

Give Mr. White a shot before trashing it? Please! SOUTHERN charm...Mr. WHITE! Crystal chandeliers? Give us a break! Talk about tone deaf. PLUS...po boys. LOL! Po boys were named after the people who ate them. I'll be shocked if this place is still open after one year. Can't help but hate this one more than the others. Mr. WHITE??? I don't care if you think eating grits and knowing New Orleans food makes you think you are cool. Black Lives Matter. East Village Lives Matter. Drag your overpriced booojie southern crap above 23rd Street!