Oliver Zabar

Oliver Zabar’s ‘Devon’ Debuts on Broome Street Tomorrow

Posted November 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Zabar family finally made it to the Lower East Side. Oliver Zabar – Eli’s son and a former manager of Eli’s Night Shift on the Upper East Side – is behind this bar-restaurant, which serves a menu “elevated American bar food with French influence.” (Ken Addington is a consulting chef on the project.) As for vibes, […]

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Zabar Progeny Preps ‘Devon’ for October Launch

Posted August 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Team Zabar is busy at work on Broome Street, its first Lower East Side venture to date. The father-son collaboration between Eli and Oliver, respectively, will soon impart a new restaurant here in the former home of Lucky Bee called Devon. Contractors recently began the major gutting of the premises, as well as installation of […]

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Eli Zabar’s ‘Night Shift’ Now Seeks Home on Broome Street

Posted April 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

Team Zabar hasn’t given up on the Lower East Side, it seems. Oliver and dad Eli have been trying to open a downtown version of Eli’s Night Shift without much success. Now, six months after Community Board 3 levied a full denial of the liquor license application for 54 Mulberry Street (Chinatown), they’re back. Perhaps […]

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Eli Zabar’s ‘Night Shift’ Beer Bar Eyes Chinatown Expansion [Updated]

Last modified August 31, 2017 at 1:36 pm

Another bar for Zabar… A few months after heir-to-the-throne Oliver Zabar announced plans for an all-day cafe (i.e. bakery-restaurant) with dad Eli at 192 Mott Street, we learn that the deal is off. Replaced instead with a new proposal deeper into Chinatown. Word came down the pike yesterday afternoon that the father-son team will impart […]

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Eli Zabar and His Son Are Opening a Bakery-Restaurant at Mott and Kenmare

Last modified May 10, 2017 at 9:16 am

Third-generation Zabar descendent, Oliver Zabar, is teaming up with dad Eli for a new concept in Little Italy. The father-son combo is gunning to take over 192 Mott Street, the cornershop last occupied by L’asso pizzeria (they closed last October). Their proposal is simple. This as-yet-unnamed Zabar establishment will become a bakery that doubles as […]

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