Siggy’s Good Food in Brooklyn Heights Will Close on March 1

For those of you already mourning the loss of Taperia and Connecticut Muffin, read no further. For the rest: I received a tip today that Siggy’s Good Food, the beloved organic eatery of Henry Street where aliens eat free, is closing. I spoke to a waitress at Siggy’s who said she couldn’t comment, but gave me the owner’s email address instead. I shall post updates as I get them. In the meantime, get your mac ‘n’ cheese and quinoa avocado salad while you can.

Update: I have just heard back from Siggy and sadly, the restaurant is indeed closing. The last day is Sunday, March 1st. “It was the hardest decision I have ever had to take in my life, but could not avoid,” she wrote. “The reasons are many, mostly bureaucratic. It is sad very sad, I wish it would have been different. Thank you for all the love and support.”

Siggy’s Manhattan location will remain open.

Back in 2011, our Karl Junkersfeld was there when the restaurant re-opened after Siggy took a much needed vacation:

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  • Solovely

    This would be a great loss; please say it isn’t so!

  • GHB

    WTF is going on in The Heights? 2015 is off to a lousy start!

  • BrooklynCoffeeLover

    This is super sad. Lots of places closing.

  • annieisms

    This is so sad! Just had a delicious dinner there last night and was thinking to myself how they should really expand because it’s always so bustling and well-patronized.

    Any idea if the Manhattan location will be closing too?

  • AEB

    But the closing allows a nail salon to move into the space!

  • Shannon

    I wish they would try to secure a new spot in BH. It’s such a wonderful restaurant.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Gonna miss their veggie lasagna. Brooklyn Heights is going through so many radical changes due to increased real estate valuations. My building was just purchased and a eviction notice was soon in the mail. This is happening throughout the Heights vicinity. I miss our slow moving quiet little village of yesteryear.

  • HeatherQuinlan

    The Manhattan location will stay open.

  • Crose

    I have been going here religiously for the past 5+ years. The food is delicious and varied and the staff knows me by name. This is truly upsetting news. Siggy’s has been a staple for me and so many others in Brooklyn Heights. When it closes the neighborhood will have lost one of its brightest stars. No more full view of the BK Bridge. No more movie theater. No more Siggy’s. (Is it time to leave?)

  • Kenn Lowy

    That’s really sad. They have the best Salmon Burger’s I’ve ever had. I can’t believe how many small businesses have closed in the past 6 months.

  • HDEB

    A meal at Siggy’s fed you in a way that most restaurant meals don’t. You felt as if you just had a meal that actually helped your body to function. They always seemed to have a good crowd and I hope the owners know that the community appreciated them. The restaurant is going to be mobbed until they leave at the end of this month.

    A delicious and healthy meal at Siggy’s followed by an interesting foreign film at Heights Cinema will be sorely missed.

  • ShinyNewHandle

    Damn, Karl.

  • ajs333

    I am sooo sad! I can’t believe the best restaurant in the neighborhood is closing. What is going on?

  • Mark on Middagh

    Horrible Horrible news – – A huge loss for the neighborhood!

  • Jorale-man

    Indeed. The neighborhood is really changing now. With the loss of the BH Cinema last year and with these restaurant closings, it’s slowly being drained of its character (I know, Taperia was a debated restaurant but still, it was a non-chain business). I fear that unless landlords ease up, eventually BH is going to look like 3rd Avenue on the Upper East Side.

  • Gene A

    First the beloved Brooklyn Heights Cinema is forced to close (have they found a new location yet? It’s been 6 months! I remember the very nice owner of BHC said he was looking for a new spot and was hoping he’d reopen shortly) and now Siggy’s! My wife Katie and I go there every Sunday (she loves their mac n’ cheese!). This is very sad news and quite disheartening.

  • shelley

    It’s a business, it’s not an entitlement. If they make money they stay, if they lose money they leave. Some other business then opens in its place. Thank God there isn’t some sort of rent control that keeps old tired restaurants open no matter what.

  • AEB

    Ah yes: the wisdom–and the glory–of the marketplace. Thanks for reminding us.

  • disch

    Incredibly disheartening. This stretch of Henry St. is really losing its luster with the departure of the cinema and now Siggy’s. I hope the space won’t turn into a vacant hole like the cinema is — or that it will transform into another nail salon or dry cleaner.

    I’d love to hear more about the reason for Siggy’s closure — is it a landlord jacking up the rent?

  • johnny cakes

    If you are rent regulated, you have rights. Organize a tenant’s association, and hire a great tenant lawyer. Don’t be bullied, don’t go homeless.

  • Corey

    Please no. I wonder if there is something the community can help with? Obviously this place was loved by all, and I’m sure the great people of Brooklyn Heights can come together and make this all just a bad dream!

  • Corey

    Or Dry Cleaners!

  • Monty

    Their breakfast burrito was the best I’ve ever had. Going to have to get one every weekend now through Mar 1.

  • gc

    Slightly more complicated than you make it out to be.

  • AEB

    If you’re apartment is rent-stabilized, Karl, you can’t be evicted even if the building is sold. The new owner must offer you a new lease. Check here:

  • miriamcb

    We moved to BKHeights years ago precisely because I don’t like 3rd Ave on the UES! Sigh.

  • miriamcb

    I have friends who ask me where to move when considering leaving Manhattan and I can no longer in good faith tell them to come here, to a quiet neighborhood community close to the city (even if for selfish reasons that I want them down the street). No hospital, over-crowded public school, fights over the library and the view/public spaces. It makes it as stressful as being in Manhattan!

  • gc

    Where are the other businesses that opened in the Heights Cinema location, the old Starbucks location, and all the other empty storefronts in the neighborhood? I don’t see “some other business opening in its place”.

  • Michael Rock

    What does “bureaucratic” mean?

  • lauren

    Siggy’s is truly a special place. I am deeply saddened to hear this news! There was a time a few years ago when I ate there every night– the food, the ambiance and the service all provided a wonderful kind of nourishment for body and soul.