Rosette Probably Won’t Be Serving Much Longer on the Lower East Side

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 at 6:06 am by

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Photo: Tasting Table

Nine months after its much-ballyhooed debut, Rosette and its American contemporary cuisine will likely bid adieu to the Lower East Side. The restaurant at 171 East Broadway – opened by Ron Castellano and chef Nick Curtin (Acme) in December 2013 to replace LTO – is now eyed by some new blood.

According to application materials on file with Community Board 3, a hopeful named Andrew Yang hopes to replace Rosette with a restaurant of an “Asian inspired” persuasion. A sample menu included with the paperwork shows dishes such as steamed lobster with garlic sauce, sesame chicken, and sweet and sour pork chops.

The dining area will include eighteen tables and two bars. 1am closing times are sought during the week; 2am Thursday through Saturday.

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Back in the day, 171 East Broadway hosted the iconic Kosher vegetarian huant, Schildkraut. Founded by Sadie Schildkraut in the early 20th Century, the eatery specialized in “vegetable meats of excellent taste and quality and easily digestible.” By the 1930s, this mini-chain boasted fifteen locations around town.

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