The team behind Da Andrea in the West Village is seeking the vacant spot at 160 Eighth Ave. in Chelsea to house a sister restaurant. Owner Abdul Mannan says there is no anticipated grand opening date yet.
The sister spot will be housed in the space formerly occupied by Mexicue since 2017. Its flagship is a casual romantic dinner spot that has been serving Northern Italian cuisine for over 20 years. Da Andrea’s specializes in homemade pasta, risottos and other traditional fare and its kitchen is helmed by Dominican Chef Meliano Plascensia and Mexican Chef Leonardo Pavia. The chef’s will be following the team to the new location and are currently training the new team, Mannan says. With a huge customer base coming from Chelsea, Mannan said the neighborhood was the perfect fit for the new location.
“It will be the same,” Mannan tells What Now New York. “Copy, paste.”
The sister restaurant’s proposed hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day except Friday and Saturday, where it will remain open for an extra hour in the evening. It is slated to offer 129 seats and 18 bar stools with live jazz music as ambiance.