Todd English is moving on from the failure of CrossBar --the gothic themed bar in Flat Iron that just didn't resonate well with New Yorkers. We now know that his next project will be a far cry from a creepy church-like scene; and from what we hear so far, the vibe will be much more appealing.
Taking over the space of the now defunct Crossbar will be French restaurant, Chateau Cherbuliez. According to its official website, it will not only be a restaurant and wine bar, but it will also house a vineyard. Interesting! Talk about taking "in house" to a whole other level.
Todd English’s CrossBar bites the dust. Since its opening last May, it has attracted those in search of a "quaint" (and a bit creepy if we may say so ourselves) atmosphere.
Located in the Limelight Marketplace, previously the home of Limelight Nightclub, CrossBar housed fireplaces and an iconic table in the shape of a cross. It also offered an array of original drinks, or “Spirited Offerings” including “Church Key” and “Smoked Float.” The the church-like restaurant closed abruptly, as its phone line is already disconnected and its website has disappeared. It is unknown what the structure will become, but it appears that construction is already in the works. It looks like the dark, dungeon vibe is not too popular with New Yorkers.
The past week has been a busy one for me. I'm moving into my new apartment and it's my birthday on June 20th!!! I went out Wednesday night with all my close NYC girlfriends for a early birthday dinner at Crossbar. It's Todd English's new resto-bar located in the Limelight Church on 47 W. 20th and 6th ave. The space is absolutely stunning! One of the most beautiful venues I have ever seen. With gothic marble cross tables, and red velvet church pews in the bar area to the Moroccan day beds and wooden tables in the patio, the entire design of the place was gorgeous. I'm a huge foodie and think about food all day. I swear I have a tapeworm (his name is Frank, he will be mentioned a lot in my future articles).