Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Chat 'N Chew looks closer to reopening on Union Square

EVG reader Harry Weiner shared this photo from Monday... showing Chat 'N Chew looking as if it never closed three-plus years ago on 16th Street just west of Union Square.

Per Harry: "If you peer inside, it looks eerily the same as the old one."

The homespun restaurant has a new Instagram account (as of Sept. 30) with one post...

Coming Soon

A post shared by Chat 'N Chew (@chatnchewny) on

On their landing page: "NEW ACCOUNT! A Union Square staple is coming back! Check back for updates on an opening date! Looking forward to see old friends & making new ones!"

Apparently they have been teasing a return in their front window dating back to the summer. Now it looks as if they're ready to open complete with holiday decorations.

Anyway, the comfort-food diner first opened in 1994 before quietly closing in July 2014, as Jeremiah Moss first reported. The owners were to revamp the space that fall as a pop-up concept Little Sal's Italiano.

The operating owner, Andrew Silverman, was also behind a variety of concept-y places, such as Steak Frites and News Bar.


EVQP said...

HURRAY!!! This is such welcome news. Loved this place when I worked right around the corner on USW in the 90s/early 2000s, and continued to go until they closed. I hope it'll be as affordable (relatively) as it used to be...

Anonymous said...

Great news. I hope they will go back to the original menu. At one point, they had changed the menu, and the place lost it's charm. I want the comfort food and desserts they were originally known for!