The new sub shop will be called No. 7 and it is tentatively scheduled to open this weekend. Of course, these things are often delayed, but with The Breslin in the building, at least you won’t hungry if you show up and find that the No. 7 doors aren’t open yet.
No. 7 comes with some practice—a restaurant in Fort Greene, Brooklyn—and will offer a range of weird and wonderful sandwiches, including ceviche, hot and sour egg salad with bamboo and wonton crackers, and braised lamb with yogurt—which may go head to head with the lamb burger at The Breslin.
According to the New York Times’ Diners Journal blog, No. 7 will be more of a stand-and-snack spot, with no chairs, but a few tall tables. The subs will all be $9, and we expect the place to get as crowded as the bar at The Breslin within two seconds flat.
Just in case this wasn’t enough, The Ace is also getting a new Tin Pan Alley piano bar in a few months. Seriously, if this one-stop den of cool can’t turn around this still-strange neighborhood south of Macy’s we don’t know what can.
[Photo: Douglas Lyle Thompson/Courtesy Ace Hotels]