The Comfort Diner

Investor in Defunct Grand Street ‘Comfort Diner’ Says Former Owner Cheated Her out of $75K

Posted April 28, 2017 at 9:46 am

While Saluggi’s East pizzeria struggles to make its own mark on Grand Street, its predecessor is again in the mud. An investor in the bygone Comfort Diner claims in a lawsuit filed last week that the former owner cheated her out of $75,000 when he neglected to mention his massive $700,000 debt of back taxes. […]

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Saluggi’s East Can Finally Serve Pizza at its LES Outpost

Posted November 7, 2016 at 5:10 am

Saluggi’s East opened two months ago at 399 Grand Street in Seward Park. However, the Tribeca-based artisanal pizzeria was severely handicapped out of the gate by lack of gas hookup, functioning more like a sports bar without its signature offering. Well, owner Bill Wall got in touch to tell us that they’re now slinging pies. […]

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Peek Inside the New ‘Saluggi’s East’ Pizzeria, Opening this Month on Grand Street

Posted August 11, 2016 at 5:09 am

Get ready for some “artisanal” brick oven pizza in Seward Park. Tribeca-based Saluggi’s Pizza is almost ready to unveil its Lower East Side location. The recently-installed marquee signage at 399 Grand Street indicates that this outpost is called Saluggi’s East. Expect to grab a slice by the end of August. We were given the standard-issue timeline […]

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Saluggi’s Pizza Opening at Failed Comfort Diner Space on Grand Street

Last modified April 26, 2016 at 9:34 am

​While the Lower East Side has several pizzerias to its name, few are worthy of praise. Indeed, the neighborhood isn’t really known for its slice. Stanton Pizza isn’t what it used to be, “Famous” Hakki Akdeniz cornered the dollar-slice market with several “Champion”-branded spots, and Rosario’s is barely hanging on the map. New jams like Williamsburg […]

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The Comfort Won’t be Reopening on Grand Street, After All

Posted September 8, 2015 at 5:10 am

The re-branded Comfort Diner on Grand Street packed its bags for a month-long vacation at the end of July. Seats were stacked, lights off, and menus removed from the entrance. Don’t believe the printout on its front door; the diner-cum-sports bar won’t be returning “after Labor Day.” Sudden closure for an extended timeframe is certainly […]

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Comfort Diner on Grand Street Sheds the ‘Diner’ and Becomes Another Bar-Restaurant

Posted June 18, 2015 at 5:15 am

The Comfort Diner is seemingly on the ropes. Seven months into its Lower East Side run, it’s diversifying to stay afloat. Even hosting the occasional photography exhibit or the like. In fact, it’s no longer deemed a “diner,” but a “restaurant & bar.” This is precisely what neighbors predicted would happen, a moderate-level bait-and-switch. The […]

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Comfort Diner Exhibiting Photography of Ann Sanfedele with ‘Around Here’

Posted April 3, 2015 at 5:14 am

The Comfort Diner on Grand Street needed some flare to spruce up its guts, so why not double as a gallery of sorts. In a nod to the neighborhood, the newcomer eatery tapped the archives of Lower East Side photographer Ann Sanfedele. The result is “Around Here,” a mixed bag of black-and-white and color stills […]

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Comfort Diner is Now Serving on Grand Street with 20%-Off Discount

Posted November 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Comfort Diner is now serving at 399 Grand Street. To be honest, we’re still getting used to seeing signage other than Noah’s Ark Deli at this address, but that’s neither here nor there. The new homestyle eatery opened last week after many months of renovations. But it’s currently in “previews.” As such, there are limited […]

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Comfort Diner is Opening on Grand Street Later This Week

Posted October 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

It was around this time last year – the Jewish high holidays – that Noah’s Ark kosher deli closed in observance. Never to reopen, despite some assurances to the contrary. Holy Schnitzel subsequently made a run for the establishment yet ultimately was passed over for the Comfort Diner. For the Midtown-based diner, the pin in […]

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Comfort Diner & New Spanish Restaurant in Shalom Chai Space Seek Liquor Licenses

Posted August 5, 2014 at 6:06 am

For decades, the low-rise strip of commercial retail on Grand Street has been relatively dry. Not much in the way of liquored-up nightlife, that is. Well, two Seward Park Co-op storefront properties within this stretch are now looking to obtain full liquor licenses. Both were part of the Kosher alliance of restaurants that broke up […]

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