‘Samovarchik’ is a Russian Snack Bar that Just Took over Kitty’s a-Go-Go on Stanton Street
Kitty’s on Stanton Street isn’t completely dead, after all.
Despite earlier rumors and reports to the contrary, Kitty’s Canteen still holds court at 9 Stanton Street. Operations never ceased. Its “Go-Go” spinoff next door, on the other hand, didn’t make it and was just replaced.
Kitty’s a-Go-Go cashed in one of its nine lives, so to speak, and instead returned last week as a temporary restaurant at 11 Stanton. The new open-ended venture is called Samovarchik, and carries the same DNA as the predecessor (same ownership under nightlife impresario Richard Kimmel). It focuses on a cheap-eats menu of Russian food. Menu choices include “Great Comet Pirogies,” Vareniki, and “Russian Sushi.”
As for the interior design and layout, it appears largely the same but with modified decor.
In the meantime, the adjacent Kitty’s Canteen remains open super-late night for dinner, masked behind the shuttered pull-down gate, as per the MO. Street artist Haculla also reprised spray-painting duties, and imparted another pair of murals on 9 Stanton Street.