‘Bohemian’ Restaurant Expanding on Great Jones Street
Bohemian Restaurant, the exclusive not-so-secret speakeasy eatery, is a few months from expansion. It’ll soon emerge from its back room and seize the remaining retail floor area.
For the time being, however, the front half of 57 Great Jones Street is temporarily home to the Same Old Gallery. This pop-up showroom – launch is September 26 – is a vehicle celebrating the works of Al Diaz, onetime collaborator of Basquiat who co-created the SAMO tag. Chosen location for the show is apt, as Basquiat lived, worked, and died in this building (he leased the space from landlord Andy Warhol).
We’re told that Japanese-style Bohemian Restaurant will begin remodeling the space sometime in January, with a target springtime debut.
The “hidden” restaurant bowed way back in 2011 and remains a popular draw with some 18,000 people on their customer list. Even with a larger space, Bohemian is likely to remain private bookings only.