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Eater

Eater

This literary-themed UES spot, housed in the former Elaine’s space, features a (high-tech, vent-free) fireplace in the back room, which is dubbed “the study.”

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New York Post

New York Post

The Writing Room is making lots of people in its neighborhood happy. But its recent opening on the old Elaine’s site — the very idea — whips many Elaine’s devotees into a seething rage. Well, rage over this:

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NY Daily News

NY Daily News

Elaine’s restaurant was a de facto clubhouse to one-named A-listers like Warhol, Mailer, Woody and Mia for decades, so when it closed in 2011, regulars deemed it and owner Elaine Kaufman irreplaceable.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The swanky canopy will be out front again at 1703 Second Avenue at 88th Street, braving East River winds with new fabric popping on the original frame.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The New York Times

The New York Times

New York Post

New York Post

New York Post

New York Post

Quest Magazine

Quest Magazine

Elaine’s to Reopen as the Writing Room - August 16, 2013 Attention Upper East Siders: Elaine’s—the restaurant at 88th Street and Second Avenue owned ’til 2011 by the beloved Elaine Kaufman—will reopen in the fall as the Writing Room. According to Zagat, restauranteurs Michael and Susy Glick of Parlor Steakhouse are keen on honoring the legacy of the space, which has seen scribes such as Candace Bushnell and Norman Mailer, creating an authentic, delicious experience for diners.

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Zagat

Zagat