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Manhattan Magazine

Manhattan Magazine

Thrillist

Thrillist

FALL PREVIEW: 14 NYC RESTAURANT OPENINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PUBLISHED ON 8/15/2013 BY ANDREW ZIMMER Name: Writing Room Opening: Mid-October Why Should You Care: Paying homage to the clientele of former tenant Elaine's with a library plus black and white tiling, and a fireplace, Writing Room will plate hearty American fare like a New England lobster boil, buttermilk fried chicken, and a funnel cake with lemon blueberry coulis.

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Grub Street

Grub Street

The Writing Room Moves Into Former Elaine’s Space - August, 19, 2013 Elaine's fan Woody Allen, who told Grub Street he was "crushed" when the restaurant closed, may become even more wistful at the name of the restaurant that will replace it at 1703 Second Avenue. (They applied for a liquor license way back in October.) According to a report in the Post, the new spot will be called the Writing Room as a nod "to Elaine’s notables Woody Allen and the late Norman Mailer." The Writing Room will serve dishes like lobster boil and roasted herbed corn, with a curated cocktail program (is there...

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Gotham

Gotham

Dujour

Dujour

Eater

Eater

Restaurateurs Michael and Susy Glick of Parlor Steakhouse will soon open a restaurant called The Writing Room in the space that once housed Elaine's. The name pays tribute to the host of literary greats that once frequented the place, from Norman Mailer to Woody Allen, and the New York Post reports that the menu will feature "East Coast classics" like a lobster boil.  [Eater- August 19, 2013]  

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AM New York

AM New York

September 18, 2013

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Reviving Elaine’s Without Elaine

Reviving Elaine’s Without Elaine

The Writing Room, in the former home of Elaine's, will pay homage to the famed saloon and its proprietor, but former devotees are divided on the reanimation of a space that attracted the literati.  [New York Times - December 6, 2013]

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