Calle Ocho has just announced on Instagram that the restaurant’s new location, at 2756 Broadway (between 105th and 106th Streets), will be opening on January 3rd, 2020. They were originally planning on opening this past October.
At the request of many IG comments, Calle Ocho mentioned that they will also soon announce once they begin accepting reservations.
The former occupant at 2756 Broadway was West End Hall, which was a popular Upper West Side bar with great food. I went to West End Hall quite a few times after enjoying a slice from Mama’s Too, just a couple storefronts away.
Calle Ocho was previously located at The Exelcior Hotel at 45 West 81st Street, where they had their last day on June 30th, 2019. They were at this location for eight years. Previously (since 1998), they were at 446 Columbus Avenue, which is now home to The Milling Room.
The restaurant has been a longtime favorite for brunch, bottomless sangria, delicious rolls with passionfruit butter, and many delightful plates with Cuban and other Latin influences.
Calle Ocho’s executive chef is Puerto Rican born Giovanni Ventura. Chef Ventura has worked at renowned restaurants around the country and in Puerto Rico, and owns Casa Ventura in Park Slope. He is also the chef at Bodega 88, Calle Ocho’s sister bar and restaurant on the Upper West Side.
Calle Ocho’s soon to open location is a very large space with backyard access.Get the newsletter for more food news: