My Report of Taperia’s Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated

Your correspondent walked by this afternoon, and the place was doing business. What can I say, other than I’m delighted? My regrets to the owners, though their earlier apparent closing wasn’t accompanied by the usual “we’re doing renovations; be back soon” sort of sign. Now Montague Street has one less vacant restaurant space.

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  • Jorale-man

    Looks like they’re decked out for World Cup viewing too. Cafe Buon Gusto across the street has always cornered that market on Montague Street otherwise.

  • Claude Scales

    I’ve been told that the owner[s] of Cafe Buon Gusto also own the Taperia space.

  • South Brooklyn Boys

    $12 for a vodka and soda….

  • Jorale-man

    Interesting – I didn’t know that. Would make sense, as Buon Gusto is always showing soccer too.

  • Ernie

    It was closed on Monday night at 9:30 pm. Perhaps it is open when it wants to be open.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    We arrived moments after this photo was taken (Saturday) to watch Croatia-Nigeria. The lone barman was suddenly inundated with customers and held down service with a friendly demeanor and generous pours. Yesterday (Monday) when I realized I’d left something on the outdoor patio two days earlier, I was delighted to discover that he’d found it and carefully placed it in a cabinet.

    Just wanted to take this opportunity to give their bartender a ringing endorsement.

  • Nomcebo Manzini

    Could be as simple as … the ECONOMY.

    Places like Towne Liquor or Sahadi’s always seem to be looking (via notices prominent on their exteriors) for “entry level” workers. If a place either pays poorly or has some other problem – and I am NOT insinuating that any of the 3 has such problems – an opening may not get filled in a hurry. Dishes don’t wash themselves, so it could be as simple as that – everything fits.

  • Arch Stanton

    Better be in a pint glass for that price.

  • gatornyc

    How much do expect to pay for a vodka and soda? Well or top shelf vodka?

  • gatornyc

    Ugggghhhh…I loathe Buon Gusto. Minuscule portions and poor service. Terrible combination.

  • Arch Stanton

    Agreed, I had linguine with clams, that is 3 clams in the shell, the rest were canned and the pasta was overcooked… never again.