We received a tip that the former Ottomanelli space on Fifth Avenue and East 111th Street had shuttered but a new restaurant would now be arriving very soon. A construction crew was on site this past week and signs are now posted up all over the windows revealing that a Tribeca establishment is branching out into Harlem.
Maxwell's apparently has an eye on this cusp corner which really does need a good spot for locals to hang out at. Based on the website, it appears that the newcomer is basically a formal Irish Pub with real grub on the side for those who want to dine in. If the East Harlem location ends up looking as good as the one in Tribeca, then a destination spot by Central Park North might finally arrive in 2016: LINK