Monday, November 6, 2017

Wise Men closes on the Bowery

After a 5-year-run at 355 Bowery, Wise Men has closed here between Third Street and Fourth Street.

The cocktail lounge wrapped it up after service on Friday, as BoweryBoogie first noted. There wasn't any reason given for the closure. (The space had been on the market.)

Photographer Danielle Levitt, S magazine creative director Christina Chin and hospitality vet Caroleyn Ng were behind this venture. It was modeled after the steakhouse that Chin's parents opened on Mulberry and Bayard in Chinatown after they arrived to the States from Hong Kong in the late 1960s.

Before Wise Men, the space was home to Osaka Vibe/Orange Valve — aka, that kind of weird sushi place on the Bowery.

Previously on EV Grieve:
An appreciation of sorts: That kind of weird sushi place on the Bowery

Former kind of weird sushi place on the Bowery is now home to the Wise Men

[Photo from 2011]


Anonymous said...

The Wise Men were not so smart....their presence was so minimal that the Bowery crowd never really noticed it. Maybe we will get a good sushi restaurant again.

Anonymous said...

So THAT'S what happened to Orange Valve. Huh. All the times I walked by there on the way to do some cheap boozin' I never even noticed this joint. Not even a ping and never saw it mentioned on the foodie clubstaurant sites.

Well...I guess if it lasted five birthdays in this shutter-open-flip-repeat in a year climate they had to have been doing something right, if not exactly "wise."