Chumley's, West Village, New York
The Facts
NAME: Chumley's
IT'S: A former speakeasy turned restaurant

18-10-2016

OPENED: October 18th, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Sushi Nakazawa owner, Alessandro Borgognone
LOCATION: West Village
ADDRESS: 86 Bedford St, NY 10014
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Christopher St Station
OPENING TIMES: n/a
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

Chumley’s

OPENED1146 DAYS AGO

Chumley’s, a legendary West Village speakeasy, is finally back in action… but not as you know it.

You may remember the closing of this spot back in 2007 after a collapsed wall caused the entire building to close in order for it to be rebuilt. During this time, local residents filed a lawsuit attempting to block its return – it seems that a bar that was once frequented by greats like F. Scott Fitzgerald wasn’t good enough for this part of town. So over the last few years, whilst other bars opened in the West Village, delighting revellers with their fare, the building at 86 Bedford Street sat still…until now.

After nearly a decade out of action, Chumley’s is back and under new ownership of Sushi Nakazawa owner, Alessandro Borgognone (original owner Jim Miller is still a minority owner). Don’t expect to see the same speakeasy that Chumley’s once was. It’s grown up over the last few years and is now a hot new restaurant. The menu features equally grown up dishes, offering upscale tavern food like a burger with bone marrow, chicken al cognac, beef tartare, hamachi crudo and arctic char. The cocktail menu focuses on brown spirits, and in keeping with the look and feel of the space, the cocktails are focused around 1920s style drinks.

Borgognone wanted to bring Chumley’s back to its 1920s roots as much as possible in the decor so he used an historian to curate all the memorabilia you see in the space. They found old book jackets and portraits of famous writers that passed by the spot in its hey day and displayed them in the dining room (some of the originals had been destroyed over time so a few of them are copies of the originals).

The Facts
NAME: Chumley's
IT'S: A former speakeasy turned restaurant

18-10-2016

OPENED: October 18th, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Sushi Nakazawa owner, Alessandro Borgognone
LOCATION: West Village
ADDRESS: 86 Bedford St, NY 10014
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Christopher St Station
OPENING TIMES: n/a
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

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