And old reliable favorite in Westfield ("Northside Trattoria") closed for a few weeks, remodeled and just re-emerged as "16 Prospoect Wine Bar and Bistro".
I checked out the bistro section (i.e. the restaurant part in the back of it) and not much has changed. Same type and quality of food and service. The menu has fewer choices. Prices are the same and I thought in some cases even lower.
More Details in my blog entry.
I'll go back soon to check out the now nicer and larger bar to see if it is truly a wine bar or just a bar that offers a few more wines by the glass.
Finally, I absolutely don't understand the appeal of naming a restaurant for street number and street name. In particular, if you have a well established name like "Northside Trattoria" why would you give it up for something essentially meaningless like "16 Prospect"? Imagine all the place in restaurant row (Elm Street) would do the same.