Monday, September 19, 2016

'Phil and Anne's Good Time Lounge' To Open In Former Char No.4 Space On Smith Street

Anne Burrell
Photo Credit: Foodnetwork.com

Since the sudden closing of Char No. 4 in July 2015, the storefront at 196 Smith Street in Boerum Hill has sat empty. However, the space once occupied by everyone' favorite neighborhood whiskey bar will open later this month as "Phil and Anne's Good Time Lounge". The Lounge is a joint venture of TV Chef Anne Burrell and Phil Casaceli of Daddy-O's in the West Village.

According to NY Eater, the Goodtime Lounge will serve "Italian-influenced Mediterranean food."
Burrell describes the new place as “funky, cool and homey.”

Anne Burrell is the second TV chef to open a restaurant in the immediate vicinity in recent months. Carla Hall of ABC's The Chew has been serving soul food (to mixed reviews) at her "Southern Kitchen" on Columbia for the past few months.

What do you think? Will the Good Time Lounge be a worthy replacement for Char?

9 comments:

Joao said...

There is yet another celebrity chef in the neighborhood. Take Root (Sackett between Henry & Hicks).

Anonymous said...

"Italian-influenced Mediterranean food." "metallic orange wallpaper with vintage guitars illustrations" I give it 6 months at max.

Anonymous said...

I am sad that smith street has started to become a dumping ground for fever dreams. Let's see, we have a wine and painting bar. We have now, a good time lounge. Um and what's that grandma ravioli and wine? Even cafe LuLuc has lost its, dare I say, je n'ais c'est quoi? Does this reflect the new normal in Carroll Gardens? Disposable income in a brownstone theme park for the rich and thick? It's all so, so, boring.

Anonymous said...

The Take Root woman isn't exactly a "celebrity" but more celebrated. She's not Smith Street.

Anonymous said...

I also hope that sunken hundred finds a following but I'll add that to the list of hokey pokey places on Smith.

chance bliss said...

i agree with anonymous at 11:03 a.m.'s comments on take root.

they're far from the (diminished) bustle of smith street, and they've started humbly, slowly building their reputation over the years. there is nothing "celebrity" about them, though they are richly deserving of their praise.

speaking of smith street, did anyone else notice that hunter's has closed its doors last month? noticed it again this morning as i walked by the empty storefront with a "for rent" sign... there's a "for rent" sign on roux roux as well.

Katia said...

Chance Bliss, noticed Hunter's yesterday and am just about to write a post about it. Stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

Well said anon 7:23

Mike said...

And the Manhattanization of the neighborhood continues. Smith Street is almost all the way there...