The exterior a few weeks ago from Metromix
Barring final permits and other last-minute details, Crown Bar, from the team behind Winston's (Andy Fiscella, Chris Huvane, Matt Lavin, Charles Lew and various other ent-industry players), is about ready to open. First and foremost: The early rumor that the Food Dudes---Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo---might consult on the menu did not come to fruition. But this just hit our inbox: "It appears that Chris Ennis will be the executive chef at Crown Bar with expected opening as early as next week." Almost 100% confirmed. Fiscella previously described CB as a neighborhood bar with good food (but insisted we don't call it a gastropub), and while we still don't have specifics on the menu, think "American classics." A few more details about the former Tempest space: Large bar, dark woods, fabric walls, white marble center bar, huge booths, leather banquettes, a nice patio out front, a 30s-40s feel to it. As for the opening, next week sometime or the week after seem plausible.
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