East Coast Restaurants Re-Opening: Show Your Neighborhood Favorites Support!

Hurricane Sandy has left a great deal of damage in its wake, but all that rain and wind aren’t dampening restaurateurs efforts to re-open their establishments. The best way you can help your local favorites is to drop in and dine. Even those without power –or a phone — may be open for business. Barbuto, in Manhattan, served last night by candlelight — and will do the same again this evening.

Remember to bring cash as some restaurants are unable to process credit card payments, due to limited connectivity.

Eater BostonEater DCEater NY, and Eater Philadelphia, as well as Grub Street NY and GrubStreet PHL, have extensive round-ups of restaurants that are open for business, and we are working closely with our restaurant partners to ensure that reservation information on OpenTable is current.


  1. Kim Shaw says

    I have a question about my reservation. I want to make sure the restaurant is still open and serving, but I don’t want to travel over 90 minutes if they are closed. How can I find out? What if their phones are the only thing down? Can anyone share some information about Top Chef Kitchen? There is no phone number listed.

  2. JM says

    I have a suggestion for your site which is unrelated to your blog post (I couldn’t find another way to submit my suggestion).

    Adding a restaurant to “Favorites” isn’t intuitive. When on a restaurant’s page on your site, there should be a way to add it directly to our Favorites instead of having to go to our personal profile and click multiple times and then having to find find the restaurant in the massive list that is displayed.


  3. brenda oconnor says

    Hi Kim —
    I saw your post when I was making a reservation in the DC Metro area. I went to the NYC listing and checked Top Chef Kitchen, apparently the resturant is not available for reservations at this time.
    Hope this helps.

  4. says

    Hi Kim!

    Unfortunately, Top Chef Kitchen is currently closed due to the effects of Sandy. We’re waiting to hear when they will be able to re-open.

    Thanks for your patience.

    Kind regards,

    Caroline Potter
    Chief Dining Officer

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