Bacchanal

From the Ashes of Bacchanal, ‘Esther & Carol Bistro’ Readies Opening on the Bowery

Posted April 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

Turns out the new boss is the same as the old boss. When the Esther & Carol Bistro opens on the Bowery, it’ll carry the fingerprints of failed predecessor Bacchanal. First, some context. You’ll recall that proprietor Peter Poulakakos pulled the plug on his lighting district restaurant-bar (and basement club) in December 2015 after less than […]

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Former Pulqueria Chef to Install ‘Esther & Carol Bistro’ at the old Bacchanal on the Bowery [Updated]

Last modified September 27, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Proprietor Peter Poulakakos pulled the plug on his lighting district restaurant-bar, Bacchanal, last December. It barely lasted two years at 146 Bowery. In the intervening nine months, the only real visible activity here has been the installation of a plywood shed spanning the corner storefront, and a temporary paint job for Fashion Week. And now that […]

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Bacchanal Aborts Bowery Business After Less Than Two Years

Posted December 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

That’s it, folks. Bacchanal on the Bowery is done for. After all the pay-to-play press, inflated hype, and local opposition, it appears that proprietor Peter Poulakakos pulled the plug on his lighting district restaurant-bar. 146 Bowery is now quiet, its windows sheathed in butcher paper; moreover, the business line goes unanswered and social media presence […]

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Peter Poulakakos Opening ‘Bacchanal’ at 146 Bowery Next Week

Posted May 16, 2014 at 6:06 am

Its disheveled appearance to the contrary, Bacchanal is actually slated to open next week at 146 Bowery. Peter Poulakakos and his partner Dave Oz will probably lift the plywood veil on its “casual fine dining restaurant” on May 20 (tentatively), according to the Village Voice. (Isn’t “casual fine dining” an oxymoron?) The team enlisted Scott Bryan […]

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Peter Poulakakos Christens ‘Bacchanal’ at 146 Bowery

Posted March 25, 2014 at 6:08 am

Having cleared the State Liquor Authority this month, Peter Poulakakos and partner Dave Oz are ramping up press for their new establishment at 146 Bowery (corner of Broome Street) in the dying lighting district. Known as Bacchanal, the 150-seat venture is considered “a white-tablecloth restaurant without the tablecloths.” Poulakakos hired Veritas vet Scott Bryan to cobble together […]

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