Mike's Bistro is opening a location on Manhattan's Midtown East Side
The ever popular Upper West Side establishment, Mike's Bistro, is opening a location in Midtown East at 127 East 54th Street (between Lexington and Park Avenue). Projected opening date is Spring 2014.
Here is a rundown of the new Mike's Bistro:
* It will be twice size of its original location
* 180 seat establishment
* 25 seat bar
* 5 private rooms
* Taking over the location where Korea Palace used to be (see photo)
For more on Mike's Bistro, click here.
Now, this is a very interesting development with Prime Grill opening their new location just 3 blocks away a few months ago. And with Solo 2 blocks away, this short block radius will become the new hotbed of kosher restaurants. This also gives the Upper East Side some extra and very much needed life.
And it should be interesting to see what Mike does with his 72nd location and if he does move out of the area, which will leave a big hole in the Upper West side dining scene (especially with Estihana's recent close). It should be fascinating to see what effect this will all have.
The rapid movement we have seen with upscale places in Manhattan the last couple of years is amazing. It used to be that the top kosher restaurants would stay in their location for years, even for just the fear of moving and jeopardizing their stronghold. But perhaps with the economy more stable and kosher consumer loyalty strong as ever, these restaurants can take the risk.
Nevertheless, this is big news for corporate and business kosher diners as it gives them another upscale choice to take their clients for business lunch and dinners.