Sole Bistro Italiano Closes; Sapphire Will Replace Them

It has now been confirmed that Sapphire Indian Cuisine’s new location will be at 2014 Broadway, between 68th and 69th Streets.

Originally, Sapphire announced they’d be at 2012 Broadway. This location is currently occupied by Nanoosh. So anyone who was concerned that Nanoosh would close can take a deep breath.

Until September 12th, Sole Bistro Italiano was the occupant at 2014 Broadway. We spoke with someone from Lincoln Square BID who confirmed this was the Italian restaurant’s last day. Sole Bistro first opened during March of 2018. So they’ve made it past the one year mark.


Lincoln Square BID also mentioned that Sapphire should be opening up in a few weeks (they were originally supposed to open on September 1st).

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Sapphire, here’s the menu.

Here are some reviews from GrubHub, Seamless and Yelp.

And here are some visuals, starting with the buffet:

Indian Buffet Upper West Side

Scallops in a raisin and tomato chutney and mini pooris stuffed with chick pea potato and yogurt:

Sapphire Upper West Side

Chicken saag (made with fresh spinach, fenugreek and spices) with basmati rice, lamb biriyani and naan:

Sapphire Indian Restaurant

photos above by @shereelunn

Sapphire Indian Cuisine’s tandoori chicken:

Indian Restaurant Upper West Side NYC

photo by by @harmdekraker

Black lentils and garlic naan:

black lentils and garlic naan

Chatpata Puri (puffed wheat bread) with potatoes, chickpeas, yogurt, mint, tamarind and chutney:

Chatpata Poori

photos by @uws_foodie

We do hope they’ll be opening this month; we’ll provide an update once we know more!

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