Inside Speedy Romeo LES, Opening Later this Month on Clinton Street

Posted on: March 2nd, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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Speedy Romeo has been anything but. Roughly a year-and-a-half after the initial announcement, build-out is finally nearing the finish line at 63 Clinton Street. For real this time. The windows are branded, butcher paper unfurling…

Word on the street is that a handful of inspections remain before the restaurant can legally open. Most importantly, that of the Department of Health. Apparently the Fire Department already paid its respects, and okayed the wood-fired oven visible in the back of the establishment. The full liquor license is also active, as of last month.

March 15 is the target debut.

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Upon opening, the Speedy Romeo sequel will offer the same casual dining experience with wood burning oven and wood fire grill; there will also be meat and seafood. Restaurant service will be relegated to dinner hours only for the first few weeks, and closed Mondays.

Also, recognize the tall “Rentas Liquor” sign splayed out on the bench? This fixture hung for decades from the exterior of the now-demolished row of one-story retail at 50-62 Clinton Street.

63 Clinton Street is the second location for Speedy Romeo, which opened its OG Brooklyn locale in January 2012. The company later took over the well-regarded Fatta Cuckoo and annexed the former Cube 63 sushi joint that shares the south address. As previously reported, Cuckoo chef-owner Leah Tinari is a proprietor in the new venture.

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