Airstream trailer was being assembled in the Eighth Avenue space that used to house a branch of Vynl Diner. Well, the restaurant, dubbed Redwood Kitchenette and Bar, quietly soft-opened last week, and an official grand opening is expected tomorrow. The grub is along the lines of what's being dished out a little farther Downtown at Bowery Diner - it's an upscale take on diner / comfort food (Redwood bills itself as a "retro-inspired diner"). Expect dishes like lobster roll sliders, a steak and eggs dish with a grilled New York strip and mac 'n' cheese with four fromages.A while back, we noticed that an
There's also a brunch menu and full bar (natch) - everything in the space and everything is pretty moderately priced for this hood. Oh, and what faux-nostalgic restaurant would be complete without some hip "forest-themed" wallpaper that features an old-school couple lounging on the grass outside of an Airstream? Check out the full menu here (102 8th Ave.; 917-524-5082).
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