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Jacob's Pickles to Open New Eatery in Former Ouest Space

By Emily Frost | October 5, 2015 5:46pm
 Jacob's Pickles is expanding its footprint in the neighborhood, opening a new restaurant in the space occupied by Ouest until it closed this June. 
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UPPER WEST SIDE — The team behind popular Southern-food spot Jacob's Pickles is opening a second restaurant in the neighborhood in the space formerly occupied by longtime upscale eatery Ouest.

A spokeswoman for Jacob's confirmed it will open its new outpost in the one-time Ouest space on Broadway near West 84th Street, which closed in June after a 14-year run.

The new restaurant is billed as a "classic American eatery" that will debut sometime in the spring of 2016, the spokeswoman added. 

However, she could not confirm how closely the menu or feel will resemble the current location, which owner Jacob Hadjigeorgis opened on Amsterdam Avenue in 2011.

Ouest, which served French and New American fare, was considered a rare upscale option in the West 80s.

Hadjigeorgis is also expanding within the bounds of his Amsterdam Avenue address, adding a "quieter" reservation-only lounge to the basement level.

State Liquor Authority records show Jacob's Pickles was granted an amendment to its liquor license on September 25 to add the new lounge.

The spokeswoman said the lounge's opening date has not yet been set.

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