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chickenbone cafe -- closed (wburg)

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chickenbone cafe -- closed (wburg)

caterina | Feb 2, 2004 12:44 PM

so chickenbone cafe (one of my favorite places in all of nyc) has been closed for most of 2004 with a sign saying they will reopen in february. through previous calls i discovered they would be reopening feb. 1st and that not much would be changing.

i called again to confirm that they reopened, and discovered much to my dismay that not only have they not, but they have no idea when they will be reopening.

turns out, ownership is changing, chefs are changing, the entire kitchen is being renovated (my guess this means that they are actually adding a separat kitchen), as well as the entire place. in addition, while they were hoping they wouldn't have to change the menu, they now think they will (my guess is this means one thing: rising prices).

this is awful news as this was one of my favorite places in the neighborhood. though, i knew it was too good to be true (delicious, comfy and reasonably priced) and couldn't last.

not sure why a place that has been so well reviewed and is always packed would change ownerships/chefs/menu and decor less than a year after opening...does anyone know anything about this?

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