Feb

24

“I Think This is Going to Change Morningside Heights Forever!”

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Finally, the hints of a new new, Westside-related restaurant are coming to fruition. A tipster alerted us that local blog Harlem + Bespoke recently posted on a new sign in the area, revealing that the restaurant in question would be called Vareli (Restaurant Lounge), filling the long-empty niche for Nice Restaurants With Artisan-Crafted Bronze Signs. They’ve got a website, too (varelinyc.com), and are taking reservations–but not so fast! Bwog called to inquire and, after being met with a gruff “Who’s asking?” learned that our very own Per Se will be open in 10 to 12 days.

And, for the curious, Vareli appears to mean absolutely nothing in any language at all. Sic ’em, commenters!

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23 Comments

  1. Anonymous  

    If by "revealed its sign" you mean "drunk kids ripped the garbage bag off, then yes they revealed it.

  2. to the above poster

    maybe if you stopped worrying so much about your grades (which don't really matter all that much unless your planning some lame grad school) and came out of the library then you'd realize that getting drunk can be fun!

  3. to the above poster  

    maybe if you stopped worrying so much about your grades (which don’t really matter all that much unless your planning some lame grad school) and came out of the library then you’d realize that shooting heroin can be fun!

  4. Hooah  

    Oh no! Vareli appears to mean absolutely nothing in any language at all?! Maybe they're sending us a hidden message through anagrams.

    Vareli = a liver.

    Hmm... Wait!

    Vareli Restaurant Lounge = Area ogre a nut slut! Rev! Nil!

  5. Uh  

    Was there a reason my post was deleted? Jerks.

  6. but..  

    but i want a taco bell.

  7. ya

    maybe if you worried about your grades a bit, you’ll be able to spell “you’re” correctly.
    hahahahhaahhahhaahahahhaahahahahhaahahahh
    wow.....nice try to be a lil grammar stickler, but you failed...I guess there is a such thing as karma
    wowwwwwwwwwwwww

  8. OpenTable

    says the earliest they are accepting reservations is March 8th, so expect it to be open by then. Or, make a reservation for the 8th, and when if its closed, complain. You all seem to like complaining.

  9. Anonymous  

    I don't get the whole reservation thing it's not like these restaurants are always filled to capacity

  10. Barrel

    Vareli = barrel in Greek

    Seeing as its run by Westside it makes sense

  11. Alum

    Where is this? Is the Heights closed?!

  12. Ian

    The Hights is not closing. The Hights and Vareli are not competitors. They are two very different places that will draw very different people. Actually, the owners of Vareli and the Hights have a very good relationship and they each dine at the other's establishment.

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