Le French Wine Shop, El Fish Shack, Miriam, UWS Chabad, JustFoodForDogs

Posted on January 22, 2022 at 01:29 by West Side Rag

The French Wine Shop, located on the southeast corner of Amsterdam between 67th and 68th Street, is now in its soft opening phase. The store is affiliated with Vin Sur Vingt, which operates several wine bars in New York City, including one on 84th Street near Columbus. The store will host classes and tastings once the hard open takes place, likely the week of January 23. It replaces Tower West Cleaners.

Photograph by Andrea.

Fish house El, a New England-style seafood restaurant, comes to the northeast corner of Amsterdam between 66th and 67th Street. The chefs behind the restaurant are Julian Medina and Louis Skibar of the Toloache Restaurant Group, which includes Toloache, Tacuba, Coppelia and Cuba Restaurant & Rum Bar. (Louis Skibar recently reopened Old John’s Diner.) El Fish Shack already has a location in Astoria. It replaces Sunflower Deli & Grocery. (Thanks to Andrea for the tip.)

Myriam, an Israeli restaurant, is now open on 74th and Amsterdam. As WSR previously reported, Miriam replaces Recolte, the Franco-Taiwanese bakery. Miriam’s current Brooklyn location is a popular brunch spot.

Upper West Side Chabad opened an annex at the corner of 93rd and Amsterdam. Chabad is an Orthodox Jewish synagogue, educational and cultural center. Chabad has been part of the Upper West Side since 1984, including a location on 97th Street and in Amsterdam. It fills the void left by the Sunflower Café, a kosher restaurant. (Thanks to Naomi for the tip.)

Omonia Cafe slated to open in March on 108th Street and Broadway. Originally, Omonia served Greek and Italian pastries and has expanded its menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Founded in 1977, Omonia has offices in Astoria and Bayridge. It replaces Hoshi Coupe, the hair salon. (Thanks to Tracy for the tip.)

JustFoodForDogs comes to Broadway and 70th Street, replacing HSBC. (We don’t have a date yet, but we’re working on it.) “The dog food company is best known for its healthy options and partnership with Petco,” writes tipster Upper West Sider. Tipster Nadine C. writes, “This will be the first store to open – a big deal for this business. I can’t wait to have them here.

Elisha A. Tilghman