The new Parrilla Steakhouse, in contrast, has some tasteful wood paneling, subtle brown awnings, and cool, clean graphics on the exterior. Broadway above 125th Street might just be changing over again as the new wave of business owners rethink their aesthetics and simplify their looks in a more contemporary fashion. The contractor mentioned an anticipated opening this Saturday, so it's yet to be seen if the interior and the food hold up to the new look. Regardless, the restaurant is a good sign of things to come on this developing section of West Harlem. Photo by Ulysses
Friday, March 26, 2010
☞ EAT: Parrilla to Open in Hamilton Heights
The empty corner retail space at 3379 Broadway and 137th Street just got a new sign up yesterday announcing the arrival of Parrilla Steakhouse. This section of Hamilton Heights right off of the 1 train stop at City College stalled in the progress of new restaurant development when the classic trio of Vinegar Hill Bakery, Cafe Largo and Tres Pasos shut down last year. The original Parrilla was established in the mid 90's, but this Parrilla might be different than the one up in Washington Heights, which has lit up store signage with a photo of a steak on it and jarring scratchy-type fonts on an aluminum base.