May 7, 2012
We remember our first time checking out the second-floor restaurant lounge known as Bar Basque inside the Eventi Hotel, and thinking, 'Boy, that's a lot of red.' But despite its other winning features (the Big Screen visible from inside the bar, the delicious tapas, the weekly jazz nights), the venue simply wasn't able to keep up and has officially closed down for good, with very little word on what might be opening up there next.
It's not an easy life being a hotel restaurant in New York City, as The Nolitan and the ex-Cooper Square Hotel can bitterly attest to. Dining crowds can be fickle, and if a place doesn't rub them the right
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