Apparently we really do know how to “Eat Good In the Neighborhood.” So much so, it seems that Applebee’s has closed for business in Battery Park City.
We have been careful to report the closing of this restaurant after our peek-a-boo experience with Ciao Bella, who had momentarily closed down in a rent dispute with Brookfield.
However, it seems that the Applebee’s is really gone for good as the location has been taken down from its official website.
We’ve put together some reasons as to why Applebee’s never had a chance:
1. There are way too many superior burger and wing restaurants in the area to choose over Applebee’s.
2. The location right smack next to our local New York Sports Club, made going into the Applebee’s a highly guilt ridden experience.
3. The food was just terrible. New Yorkers are naysayers of large food chains. (All except for IHOP. For the love of God will someone please open one of those in Manhattan?!)
We feel for Applebee’s closing down but now that Goldman Sach’s is in town — it will be interesting to watch what ends up in that space. There are murmurs of Shake Shack coming down this way. If that’s becomes a reality — things are about to taste a little bit better in this neck of the woods.