(Drivebycuriosity) - New York´s Lower East Side is losing another landmark: Schiller’s Liquor Bar on Rivington Street. According to media reports the bar/restaurant has reached the end of its lease and will close in August (eater).
The place was so popular that it`s front appeared regularly at the opening of the TV show "Saturday Night Live." The fame wasn`t based on the food. Their menu was rather mediocre , there was not much food to choose and an uninspiring selection of beers & wines. Their "Steak Frittes" were passable, but nothing to write home about.
People came for "the room". As in many New York restaurants, the architect was more important then the chef. The bottles on the walls and the gorgeous lightning were the show. No wonder that Schiller´s got often booked for movie productions. And it was fun to spot the crowd there.
Schiller´s had it´s time as a popular hangout but it seemed the caravan had moved on. Bars & Restaurants come and go. Schiller`s R.I.P.