Monday, August 27, 2018

Den Re-Done

The Village Den was a comfortable, accessible diner in Greenwich Village for 36 years. It shuttered this past May.

A sign went up in the window soon after, announcing that something new was coming: "Better Den You Remember." But the Den I remember was quite wonderful, so probably not.

Now the Times reports that the Den is being re-done by Queer Eye's food and wine expert Antoni Porowski.

The "theme" of the new place will be comfort food, except it won't be the actual comfort food previously served at the theme-free original Den.

It also might not feel as accessible to everyone as the old place. The Times reported: Porowski's "target audience is people like him: the '30s health and fitness' crowd, he said, noting that the restaurant is near an Equinox gym."


Van said...

Hey, that's my old block. I ate hundreds of meals - breakfast, lunch, and dinner - at the Village Den. Sad to hear of its demise.

bjs said...

They've painted the fa├žade white and put up new awnings that say . . . "Village Den."
The ultimate slap in the face of the previous owner.

Tony C said...

The place looks like it's opening soon. The white paper behind the new black letters on the window are gone and now you can see right in. It's different for sure. We will see