Restaurant Closings and Openings


As many of you might know, we have more than 1,200 restaurants in our searchable database, and we’re always looking to include everyone. (If you’re a restaurant owner and you’re not listed, please use the link on the side to e-mail me and let me know; we’ll see that you’re included.)

Twice a year, we publish our dining guide, where you can see all these restaurants in print. Well, we’re preparing for the spring edition, and I gotta tell you: we’re finding a lot of places have closed. So you don’t have to wait, I’ll let you know these changes as we get them.

First round is here:
A’Tavolo Bistro, Harrison: new name Pastore‘s.
Anthony’s Sport Grill, Ossining: closed.
Austin’s Steak, Dobbs: becoming David DiBari’s new restaurant; no name yet.
Bastone’s Italian Grill, New Rochelle: closed.
Bel Paese, Hawthorne: closed.
Bennigan’s, Yonkers: becomes Metro Grille
Blackjack Café, Croton: closed.
Café Rio: becomes The Post Bar & Grill.
Central Square Café, Scarsdale: closed.

Bricktown Brewery, Haverstraw, closed.
Café Modage, New City, closed.
Cherry Brook Inn, Pearl River, closed.
Hana Sushi, Nanuet, closed.
Legal Seafoods, West Nyack, closed.
Maiko II becomes Wasabi Grill.
Main Essentials, Haverstraw moved to Nyack.
Nestos Estiatorio, New City, closed.

Can you help us with this gargantuan task? Do you know of places that have closed, opened or changed hands? Please let me know in the comments below, or use the link on the right to e-mail me at


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.


  1. Karavalli Indian Cuisine now located in Nanuet Mall South now open where there used to be a Japanese Restaurant.

  2. I believe I noticed Babbone’s in Chester Heights go dark…There’s more to come, I’m afraid.
    What are those rumors concerning ’42’ severely curtailing their work week, and the possibility of Via Quadronno leaving White Plains entirely?

  3. Wow, I can’t believe that Legal closed at the Palisades Center. I didn’t eat there often but they always seemed busy when we walked past.

  4. Fiesta Sunrise is gone? Where are the cockroaches going to eat? Another place that will remain vacant for along time.

  5. Wow, Fiesta Sunrise is gone? Where are the cockroaches going to eat? Another place that will be vacant for months or years.

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