Monday, January 14, 2019
Old Monk has not been open lately on Avenue B
Updated Jan. 15: Ownership confirmed the closure
Reader reports are coming in about the status of Old Monk, the Indian restaurant on Avenue B at 11th Street.
EVG regulars Salim and Vinny & O point out that Old Monk has not been open lately...
... with a handwritten closed sign taped to the front door this past week...
The interior appears to have been mostly cleaned out...
There isn't any message about a closure, permanent or temporary, on the Old Monk website or social media properties. The phone is currently disconnected. (We sent them an email asking about their status, and will update if they respond.)
Old Monk, from prolific restaurateur Sushil Malhotra, whose ventures include Cafe Spice, opened here in July 2017. (People seemed to like the food ... and they were good neighbors, offering a free buffet on Thanksgiving Day 2017 and 2018.)
The address here, 175 Avenue B, has seen a variety of cuisine in recent years, including Babu Ji (2015-17) and Spina (2009-2015). Previous restaurants here were Uovo and Panificio.
Photo credits: Salim, top three, and Vinny & O, the last two