Friday, February 28, 2020
Zadie's Oyster Room has closed
Zadie's Oyster Room closed last evening after nearly four years in service.
The wine bar-restaurant at 413 E. 12th St. between Avenue A and First Avenue drew inspiration from NYC's oyster houses from the late 19th century.
EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped by Zadie's last night. Chef-owner Marco Canora, who also runs the nearby Hearth (opened 2003) and Brodo, said that he had no choice but to close the doors ... and expressed regret that a place like Zadie's couldn't draw bigger crowds on a consistent basis with its reasonably priced menu and neighborhood-y crowd. (We heard rumors earlier in the month that Zadie's was closing after the departure of Chef Mike Campanile.)
Zadie's opened in June 2016. He was previously involved with the wine bars Terroir and Fifty Paces at the address.
Now, though Canora says that he doesn't haven't any plans to open a new venture here, and is giving up the space.
Stacie reports that the crowd last evening was festive, with Zadie fans celebrating the space rather than mourning its departure...
Previously on EV Grieve:
A visit to Zadie's Oyster Room on 12th Street