Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mono + Mono reopens on 4th Street after 5-year absence

More than five years after a fire destroyed its space, Mono + Mono officially reopens tonight in its former home at 116 E. Fourth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

[Photo by Elissa Jiji]

A fire swept through the single-level structure in April 2013. The restaurant's extensive collection of jazz LPs were reportedly spared, and, based on some recent Instagram posts, the records will be put to use in Mono + Mono 2.0.

At various times through the years, Mono reps said that they would be returning. CB3 OK'd the new liquor license in March 2017. The menu submitted with the CB3 questionnaire at that time featured a variety of Asian-fusion tapas. (The sample menu did not list the double-dipped Korean fried chicken, a speciality of the previous incarnation of Mono + Mono.) Recent Instagram posts show small-plates-type menu items.

A flower shop has been in the space in the past year-plus, with the recent arrival of a cafe serving juice and coffee. The flower shop will remain in operation during the day, with the space turning over to dinner and drinks in the evenings. No word on official hours just yet. The new Mono doesn't appear to have any web or social-media presence at the moment.

Mono + Mono first opened in August 2010.

Thanks to Elissa Jiji for the tip!

Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated] Early-morning fire at 116 E. Fourth St., home of Mono + Mono

(Kind of) An update on Mono + Mono

What is happening with the Mono + Mono space?

Report: Mono + Mono plans fall reopening


Anonymous said...

I'm there

MrNiceGuy said...

I'll be there too, but please tell me they're still going to have korean fried chicken (the true KFC!)

kurt said...

Let's not forget the Hell's Angels would not allow FDNY on their roof to fight the fire.