Friday, December 16, 2016

Plywood comes down at 131 Avenue A to reveal new cafe Baci e Vendetta

[Photo via EVG reader JG]

The plywood came down yesterday to reveal Baci e Vendetta, the new wine bar-cafe at 131 Avenue A between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street.

This prime space across from Tompkins Square Park was the 10 Degrees Bistro until the fall of 2015 ... and the Flea Market Cafe before that.

Back in December, CB3 OK'd a beer-wine license for the owners of Shoolbred's and Kingston Hall (and formerly Ninth Ward) on Second Avenue. The CB3 meeting notes refer to the new establishment as "a New Orleans Cajun restaurant."

Baci e Vendetta, Italian for Kisses and Revenge, doesn't have much of a Cajun ring to it. Anyway, we're not sure at the moment who's behind this venture that debuted last night.

The space looks nice...

Here's a look at the food and beverage menu... (click on images to go big)

According to the Baci website, these are the hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 9 am – midnight
Friday – Saturday: 9 am – 2 am
Brunch — Sat – Sun: 9 am – 4pm

Previously on EV Grieve:
New-look Flea Market Cafe shows itself on Avenue A; reopens March 11

Flea Market Cafe reopens today, and here's the menu

Was the fire at Flea Market yesterday suspicious?

On Avenue A, Flea Market Cafe is now Ten Degrees Bistro

The Marshal seizes 10 Degrees Bistro on Avenue A

10 Degrees Bistro won't be reopening on Avenue A

Team behind Shoolbred's and Ninth Ward vying for 10 Degrees Bistro space on Avenue A


Anonymous said...

Any bets on how long till the gas is turned off?

Anonymous said...

The menu with all its small plates looks like brunch everyday. My guess this place is geared to Gen X to early Millennials.

Anonymous said...

Why do they have gas and residents have no gas?

Anonymous said...

They probably don't have gas. That's why it isn't a Cajun Restaurant. Ten Degrees Bar at 121 Saint Marks Place probably doesn't have gas either. Their menu is similar. You don't necessarily need gas to make this kind of food. The residents at 121 Saint Marks Place have no gas and residents at 131 Avenue A have no gas.

Anonymous said...

Seems chill and normal if it doesn't become a well-to-do douche fest. A little pricey but whatever. Rents are fucked.

Anonymous said...

Their other two, Shoolbred's and Kingston Hall were spilling out with Santas last week.

Jill said...

I'm unconvinced that wine on tap is a good idea.

VH McKenzie said...

Had brunch there today with my grown daughters -- it was delicious and not too pricey at all. C'mon - it's not a diner! Waitstaff was super pleasant and attentive, atmosphere was serene and quiet. Give it a shot - unless you want to see another 7/11 in the spot......

Anonymous said...

It's hard to understand why someone would bother opening a restaurant in the neighborhood with such a banal menu. A beet salad, a burger, avocado toast, chicken sandwiches - every item on it is as commonplace as can be. It's depressing - the east village used to be a place where people came to take risks, and here is a new restaurants with a menu that wouldn't be out of place in any airport, mall, or suburb in the country.

Anonymous said...

Seems like the previous owners had their say to name this place. It's like an F U to those who called out Ten Degrees bistro on how TDB manipulated its way of obtaining the liquor license from Flea Market bistro.

Hope this place will welcome the locals/natives and senior citizens, unlike Ten Degrees bistro, who only welcomed the pretentious brunchers and weekend warriors.