Another British-themed Restaurant Set to Open on Greenwich Avenue
MIDTOWN — Greenwich Avenue is fast becoming little Britain as yet another UK-themed restaurant is set to open there in mid-October.
Whitehall, which is preparing to move into a space between Christopher and West 10th streets, is a new venture from the owners of Mary Queen of Scots, on the Lower East Side, and Highlands, located around the corner on West 10th Street.
“It is going to be classic British dishes with a modern twist,” said part-owner Donald Brophy. British-Australian executive chef Chris Rendell, formerly of Double Crown and Public, will be at the kitchen's helm.
Brophy told DNAinfo he is currently in lease negotiations for the space at 19 Greenwich Ave. that formerly housed the ill-fated Sweetiepie. Despite a ringing endorsement from Gwyneth Paltrow, Sweetiepie and its famous birdcage shut down last October.
Sweetiepie owners reportedly blamed the closure on a kitchen fire. However, a former staffer told GrubStreet that the restaurant was in the red and being hounded by debt collectors.
Whitehall has plans for a 14-chair outdoor seating area as well as plans to renew the venue's full liquor license, according to an online petition set up by Brophy.
The average entree is expected to run $18, he wrote.
Whitehall is planning to serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and take-out, and be open from 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., according to Brophy's site.