‘Karvouna Taverna’ ID’d as La Gamelle Successor on the Bowery
At 241 Bowery, the storyline is four different restaurant concepts in six years. The Bowery Diner begat Chez Jef that begat La Gamelle that begat Karvouna.
Back in February, we reported that the failed La Gamelle space on the Bowery would return to action as a new “authentic” Greek restaurant. It was supposed to have opened already, yet remains under the knife.
In the interim, the facade gained columns as homage to its cuisine. And finally an identity, as per window printout – Karvouna Taverna.
However, there isn’t much info just yet on the concept, online or otherwise. It’ll just be a waiting game.
La Gamelle debuted in May 2015 as the French-leaning descendant of Palombino’s Bowery Diner. (Let’s not forget the Chez Jef pop-up.) The Bowery bistro netted negative reviews out of the gate. You’ll recall that founding chef Mathieu Palombino departed in January 2016, nine months after it opened. He later transferred his 50% stake in the eatery to partner Dimitri Vlahakis (Esperanto, Summit Bar).