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I would take that with a grain of salt. I tried to go to this diner-type place on Houston (near the Sunshine Theater) that TONY said had opened, only to find that it's not quite ready. Give it another few weeks just to be safe.

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You must mean Lo Side - and what a silly name that is. It was open on Tuesday, with Grand Opening banners outside. But yes, can't hurt to call ahead.

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We ended up at 'inoteca instead, so no great loss. Still, the prices looked cheap, and if the food is halfway decent it might not be a bad option before or after a movie.

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Tragic news about the Landmark Tavern posted on the Midtown West thread by Tamar.

 

apparently closed

 

The bar was carved from a single tree.  :blink:

 

Research suggests this was the third oldest bar in the city (opened 1868) ...And the Landmark's passing was almost unnnnoticed.

Good news, according to TONY.

 

With a restored interior, and an Australian chef offering a more ambitious menu, the Landmark lives again. And the scotch eggs are back. We shall have to see what the restored interior entails, but I am pleasantly surprised that someone invested in this remote location.

It's been open for 2 weeks- still has the original bar. I had never been before as I decided to go just as it closed :o . They still have the original bar, and nice irish men behind it. We just had a couple of salads, mine with the scotch eggs. I managed to live in Scotland for 8 months without ever having this delicacy. They were a little soggy from the dressing of the mediocre salad they were on, but the tops were still deep fried and crispy. Leave it to the scottish . . . My friend had a chicken salad that tasted like typical diner breaded chicken tenders, and we shared a plate of crispy papdom-like bread (in texture, not in spices), with hummus (eh) a red pepper dip (eh) and an eggplant dip that was quite tasty. I tried a Belgian wheat beer, and I did notice a selection of more than a dozen single malts so I will definitely be back to drink. One of the owners was schmoozing and buying drinks for most of the regulars- he obviously wants to make this work. Definately not a food destination, but it will be a pleasant place to come drink in my neighborhood. One of the few not gay places that doesn't have pulsating music.

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I hoped Chowhound was wrong again, but no - McHale's really is closing. In fact, worse than that, it's being demolished.

 

New York Post.

 

We have until January 1 to enjoy one of the last remaining real bars in the Times Square neighborhood.

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Lex reports McHale's has already gone. A wonderful old-time New York facade, some of the best bar-style burgers in the city, and a reminder of pre-Disney Time Square.

 

Lest we forget.

 

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Now I don't know what to do when someone talks about how great some uber-trendy chi chi foo foo place's burgers are. I used to drag them to McHales. I guess now I'll have to take them to the NY Burger Company.

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Resist. Molly's Shebeen survives.

 

I must go and make sure Smith's, across the street, is still standing.

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I am just putting it forward as a surviving exemplar of the genre. But since I find Blue 9 burgers disgusting and Shake Shack's disappointing, I am supposed to have recused myself from having an opinion.

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Molly's burger not as good as McHales's was, IMO. :lol:

agreed.

 

I walked past McHale's on Sunday, and was quite surprised to see the lights on.

 

I assumed a private private party, or something like that (McHale's is usually closed on Sunday)

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IT'S NOT DEAD YET!

The reports of McHale's demise are greatly exagerated . . exaggerated .. overblown. I just called. They're still open until the end of the year.

 

I think Wilf should chain himself to the bar.

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