Chinar Restaurant, the Russian banquet-style eatery at 3110 Avenue U, has closed shop and will be opening up on Coney Island Avenue next week, the owner told Sheepshead Bites.
According to the owner, their Avenue U location (at Gerritsen Avenue) was just too small. Over the past several years, demand for catered events rose and they provided food and service for a number of parties outside the restaurant. But engagement parties and weddings just couldn’t be done in-house, and with two years left on the lease they began searching for a new home.
Slated to open next week, the new Chinar at 2775 Coney Island Avenue (at Gerald Court) provides a lot more space. With the new location, Chinar will be able to host large private parties including weddings and bar mitzvahs, as well as continue walk-in service. Their phone number remains the same.
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