Nick & Toni’s is NOT Closing Here

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No need to panic fellow East End foodies. Contrary to what you might have read quickly in your Facebook feed, the original East Hampton Nick & Toni’s is NOT closing. Alas, the Manhattan-based Nick & Toni’s Cafe is however. Sad for Manhattanites but so very relieved for us Hamptonites.  : ))))

From Nick & Toni’s Cafe Facebook post 23 hours ago:

To our Neighbors, Loyal Customers and Friends,

It is with great regret that we will be closing the restaurant at the end of service on January 7, 2017. Being part of this community for 20 years has been a tremendously rewarding experience for us. We have fostered great relationships with many of you in our neighborhood. The challenges of running a restaurant in the city are great and continue to only get more challenging. 

That being said we want to thank you for the many years of patronage.
We leave here with many fond memories and a proud sense of what we accomplished.

With gratitude,
Nick & Toni’s Cafe Family

Here’s the original press release announcing the closure, courtesy our friends at Wordhampton:

 

Who:          Nick & Toni’s Cafe
What:         To Close
Where:       100 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023       
When:        January 07, 2017


NICK & TONI’S CAFÉ TO CLOSE
VENERABLE CAFÉ COULD NOT REACH AN AFFORDABLE LEASE AGREEMENT

Nick & Toni’s Cafe (100 W. 67th Street, NYC, {212} 496-4000) has announced it will close its doors following dinner service on January 7th. “Twenty years is a lifetime in the restaurant business. We are very proud of what we have accomplished in that time. Between rising rents and other financial challenges, the reality of running a restaurant in the city is no longer financially viable for us,” stated co-owner Mark Smith, who along with Toni Ross, own and operate the Upper West Side institution in addition to Hamptons power restaurant Nick & Toni’s. The duo also co-owns Rowdy Hall, Townline BBQ, La Fondita and Honest Catering – all located on the East End of Long Island. There are no plans to open the café at another location.


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