Here's news we weren't expecting to see during this renaissance of locally, sustainably sourced cuisine: Peter Hoffman's SoHo restaurant Savoy, one of the initiators of the movement and a Chowhound favorite, will close on June 18 of this year. Hoffman intends to open a new restaurant in the space, saying, "I’m not giving up my corner on Prince and Crosby; I’m just giving us a new canvas upon which to work."
A press release notes that Hoffman has trained some of the most successful chefs in the city, from Andrew Feinberg at Franny’s to Caroline Fidanza at Saltie, and that he will be relocating some of his popular events and his famous dinner-and-a-reading series to Back Forty, his other restaurant.
For a look at what makes Savoy charming, take a quick gander at this NY1 segment by our friend Rachel Wharton over at Edible Manhattan, in which she covers the cedar-planked seasonal shad offerings created by Chef de Cuisine Ryan Tate and Hoffman. Shad season ends in May and Savoy shuts its doors soon after, so hustle if you want to make a reservation!
70 Prince Street, Manhattan