Seasons Closes, Indian Eatery Coming? [Video]

Karl Junkersfeld notes the closing of Seasons on Henry Street with his latest video. He was there at the opening and files this epitaph with a curious, yet fitting, theme song.

Oh and Mr. J gets the scoop that an Indian restaurant is reportedly moving into the space at 46 Henry Street. Watch the video after the jump.

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  • AEB

    Doomed from the start, I’m afraid: designer portions of over-reaching and under-satisfying food at a price; tentative decor; unfocused…in all, precisely what the nabe couldn’t use.

  • maria

    I’ve been living in the ‘hood for over 15 yrs and I honestly think that that spot is cursed. That one and the spot that has that new ‘Bavacco’ restaurant. I give Bavacco 1 yr max. And VineApple should be burning incense often, that’s another mojo-less spot. Hope they all survive, just saying..there is something funny going on with those spots.

  • tb

    The food was terrible. Just terrible. and over priced. And the service was terrible. What did they expect? It was a total disappointment.
    I hope the Indian place does better.

  • BronxKid

    Speaking of closings, has anyone heard that Overtures, the gift shop on Hicks, is also closing? Is this just a rumor? I hope so. It’s a great little store.

  • Henry

    If the restaurant is run by the same owners, won’t waste my money…they have the perfect recipe for disaster. Mediocre food at best that is over priced. I liked Le Petit Marche when I moved to the Heights, but then it went down hill and eventually closed. Bread and Butter was a glamourous Sizzler and Season’s was no better. I love Indian food and will give it a try as long as it’s not run by the same owners.

  • thebhguy

    @Henry, I went to Season’s a couple of times and I found the value pretty good. $25 for three satisfying courses. Also I am pretty sure Bread and Butter and Seasons were owned by two different people.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    B&B and Seasons were different owners as will be the new Indian restaurant if my source at Cranberries is correct. Hopefully the food is tasty (just the right mixture of Indian spices) and the prices are closer to 6th Street in Manhattan’s Indian Restaurant Row. Speaking of 6th Street, I hope this new restaurant will spare us the spectacular neon light displays. Just kidding.

    http://nellsdish.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/285-little-indias-restaurant-row.jpg

  • carol

    Ouch! Opened in March – closed in December.
    I would love a southern Indian restaurant – typically vegetarian with yummy dosas, sambar, iddly – all a refreshing change from the steam table Indian food served by many places.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/13189502@N02/ Eddyenergizer

    After reading the reviews on the blog, I never wasted my time and money at B&B or Seasons. Thanks all.

  • CrankyOne

    I liked Seasons! I’m bummed out about this. They were very nice and they had a great happy hour.

  • Master Of Middagh

    They appeared so boring and indistinct that my eyes looked right through them. I couldn’t even manage see the place, let alone try eating at it. The name tells the whole story- there is no story…. “Seasons”? What were they thinking?!

  • Clarky

    I really hope a nice Indian restaurant opens! There is a severe shortage of good Indian food in this general area. I’d even be ok with Indian fusion cuisine, a la Tamarind!

  • Still here

    Bronx kid – (so am I) – Overtures is closing and it is a great loss.

  • Andrew

    The one time I went to Seasons, it was good, but the price:ambition ratio was just too high. If they had been able to operate at a lower price level (or been able to offer better value for the price, like Colonie, which comes in around the same price) it could have succeeded. But although the product was decent, it was simply too expensive for what it offered (especially compared with Henry’s End or Jack the Horse which offer similar genre of food, each with a more distinct viewpoint at, well, a higher price, but still in the same range.

    An Indian restaurant could be good, especially if it’s at least as good as the competent but unremarkable Curry Heights, and if it’s less dead and empty than Curry Heights.

  • Topham Beauclerk

    I’m surprised it lasted as long as it did. Dreadful food.

  • Topham Beauclerk

    Karl,

    You seem to be fond of Indian food. Have you tried any of the expensive Indian restaurants on 58th between 2nd and 3rd? Extraordinary. My fav is Dawut.

  • Wrennie

    I passed Curry Heights on the way to the gym the other day–they have a grade pending sign in the window.

    I’ve had take out a few times and have been satisfied, though–but that place really is always empty and somber.

  • Willow St. Neighbor

    I like Chola restaurant (also in the E. 50′s).

  • zburch

    Yes, South Indian would be fantastic. Somewhere with dosas would make me extremely happy. Something like Tiffin Wallah or Chennai Garden…

  • EHinBH

    seasons was the worst! Horrible! So glad it is closing. But, sigh, Indian will not do well. You don’t go out for Indian here, you get it delivered. And Curry Heights is great for that.

  • CrankyOne

    Ugh…..if I were planning to open a restaurant and read this blog, I’d open it somewhere else, somewhere where I wouldn’t have a bunch of snotty, entitled, pretentious jerkbags as customers. :-P

  • Hicks St Guy

    ate at Seasons once, food was good, but the owner was so gloomy.
    South Asian would be great, variety is great, but the spices, this neighborhood is so wimpy when it comes to spices. on the other hand, reading these posts, people cannot really expect something like a french bistro with cheap prices. this is an expensive place to operate!

  • harumph

    @crankyone why can’t we be snotty, entitled, pretentious jerkbags with good taste? That is why Seasons didn’t last. Wasn’t good. Curry Heights doesn’t curry favor with me either – to eat in was a 3 hour meal, faster and better for carry out. If Jack the Ho’ and Colonie can come up with a decent looking place and good eats, why can’t we expect that for other restaurants openings.

  • Heightsguy

    If you go to South Indian in Jackson Heights, Queens, or near Journal Square in Jersey City, you will eschew any others. It is also splendid to go OUT for a great Indian meal, with trays of assorted chutneys and relish, dhal, paratha, etc., not served in little containers, and surrounded by large extended families of Indians with many adorable children. Rule of thumb: eat ethnic in ethic neighborhoods. Same thing, of course, applies to Chinese food.
    Finally, if in ethnic neighborhood, it will be one half of the price.

  • Cuttsy

    Indian WILL be same owners. From the horses mouth.
    OK not Michelin rated food, but not bad either – certainly no where near what these reviews/comments indicate! For sure the cocktails were amazing, more so because jackie the bar tend was excellent. Friendly, chatty and knowledgable about drinks (amongst other subjects). She made the place!