Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Restaurant News

Santa Fe, the BBQ restaurant located on Restaurant Row (70th Road), has been closed the past couple of days. I haven't heard if this is permanent or not. If it is, that, of course, would open up an enormous space for a new restaurant.

Also, a reader sent these photos in to the blog's Facebook Page of Dirty Pierre's new "sequel" on Metropolitan Ave., which appears to be named Dirty Pierre South.


28 comments:

  1. i have no idea why anyone would want to eat there. one time was enough for me

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  2. That's a link to your FB page, not DP's. I'm surprised Santa Fe lasted as long as it did; it wasnt very good. The former spot of Network is being gutted as we speak and is going to be an italian rest. run by an acclaimed chef (not Jason Zukas)

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    1. to "the blog's" Facebook Page

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    2. I thought Santa Fe's ribs were ok along with some of their other things. I'm not surprised they've been there for a while considering the lack of other rib options nearby. I did think they were way too pricey. But, again, considering the lack of other options-- like all the excellent, more sensibly priced bbq options in Manhattan--they were able to charge the higher prices. Banter's ribs are pretty good and much more reasonably priced, by the way. A half rack is like as big as Santa Fe's full rack, and costs like 35 percent less!

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    3. Oh, and thank you for the info about Network. Very interesting. Do you know which chef and which other restaurants he/she has?

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    4. I dont but will post when I find out. They are completely erasing any memory of Network. the place is stripped to the bone. Is the new Dirty Pierre's going to be where sarafina was?

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  3. I enjoyed Santa Fe excellent steak and baked potato and their fantastic unique steak fries. I never had a problem eating at Santa Fe . Their staff is always on the ball and accommodating as well. Also,
    the grilled chicken salad was immense, tasty, and very economical. I hope they stay open.

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  4. Check out the nyc health dept app ABC Eats for detailed reports of all restaurants.

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  5. i just realized that the space dirty pierre's in taking over is humongous. Much bigger than their current space. do they plan on staying in station square also?

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  6. "tiny bar big drinks" vs "big bar and ?"

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  7. I've always been fascinated by Dirty Pierre's as people swear by it. I just can't get myself to go inside because it looks very...dirty! Also, eating outside under the permanent scaffolding, where the sidewalk is littered with bird droppings, just doesn't do it for me. Hopefully the Met Ave location will be a cleaner Dirty Pierre's.

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  8. I liked Network, sad to see it go, but I wish the new place well. I hope they install a safer staircase, though!

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  9. http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20131211/forest-hills/forest-hills-restaurant-throws-gingerbread-house-making-party

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  10. http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20131210/rego-park/rego-park-health-center-seeks-serve-nabes-growing-population

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  11. Santa Fe is closed for good. There is a letter in the window, thanking Forest Hills for 20 years of patronage. I could swear that they opened in 1995.
    Dirty Pierre is planning to keep Station Square location. Went there for a first time yesterday. Their success and expansion defy logic in a mind-boggling way.

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  12. They just finished 20 years . Sad to see them go. What's next?

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  13. anybody know if Uncle Louie G's closed? They arent open today and it looks like the mail is piling up inside.

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    1. I thought that place closes for the winter, no? Or maybe I'm thinking of one of the other ices places..?

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  14. you could absolutely be right. I never noticed it closed in the winter before.

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  15. I always enjoyed eating at Santa Fe with my husband and family. We were just there in August with a family from Spain we met at the beach. We had to show them Forest Hills and we had a great time. family friendly too since there were 4 kids between the two families. I always loved their steak and potatoes and even their taco salad too. My husband and I will miss Santa Fe.

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  16. Their burgers were sumptuous!!!
    Our family made it a regular stop after a Saturday afternoon
    Mets game. It was a tradition for nearly 10 years. We will miss Santa Fe!!!!

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  17. The new Dirty Pierre will be called "The other place" Signage went up this weekend...

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  18. I'm not surprised to see Santa Fe go under. While I enjoyed their food whenever I was there, it was definitely overpriced and I always found it to be alarmingly unbusy even at times when it should have been filled up. Definitely will be curious to see what takes its place - it's a large space and it should see a lot more foot traffic once they finally finish the ADA entrance for the subway station around the corner.

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  19. It should be a major large sized chain, anything from say a Cheesecake Factory, to a pricier Morton's. They will need to compete with the likes of Fridays, Pizzeria Uno and soon three new chains coming close to us near Queens Center: Longhorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, and Joe's Crab Shack. With more families that have underage children living in Forest Hills, these type of franchise restaurants are a necessity, and will be very lucrative.

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    1. I second a Cheesecake Factory now that I have a son that is going to be a toddler. Need more restaurant restrooms that have baby changing stations. Or at least a Shake Shack.

      Went to Fridays and Pizzeria Uno recently. Fridays was OK. Uno sucked.

      It doesn't have to be a chain restaurant but you're right. Forest hills does have a lot of underage children.

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  20. More on The Other Place:
    http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20131217/forest-hills/popular-forest-hills-eatery-dirty-pierres-opens-second-site

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  21. I can confirm (through a friend who waited tables there) that Santa Fe is closed permanently.

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  22. Uno has been atrocious for many years. Used to be a great spot for many drinks and apps. The food is now awful, dry, tasteless. I didn't know which would close first, SF or Uno. I ate at sante fe many times over the past 15 years. Our really took a nose dive in recent years.

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