New York Pizza ohhhh!-pen next week

Posted on October 27th, 2011 by Editor


Ed Grandpre, who spent 12 years at Canlis, is now the general manager at New York Pizza in lower Queen Anne.

The taste test will surely come down to the water, what fableist New Yorkers claim makes their pizza so good.
So when New York Pizza & Bar opens on Wednesday, Nov. 2,at 500 Mercer St., purists may go either way on it despite the restaurant’s best intentions to emulate East Coast appeal.
“We don’t use New York water but we use the same herbs, the same thin crust made with beer and brushed with the same olive oil,” said store general manager Ed Grandpre.
Grandpre has been in the restaurant business for 40 years now. While in high school, he took a job with a caterer at the Seattle Center. He spent 12 years at Canlis developing its wine program and wine rooms. “That’s where I picked up a lot of my service and hospitality traits,” he said. He has his own business at one point then ventured onto the Oceanaire Seafood Room in downtown Seattle until it closed in 2009.
New York Pizza & Bar will host a soft-opening 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1 and has partnered with the Pike Place Food Bank.  Then there will be a public grand opening at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, in which customers are invited to bring a can of food to support the food bank.


  • Matt the Engineer

    Where?

  • Matt the Engineer

    Where?

  • QAer

    The article says 500 Mercer Street. I’m guessing it is in Lumen.

  • QAer

    The article says 500 Mercer Street. I’m guessing it is in Lumen.

  • 98119

    Canlis and Oceanaire Seafood local to be general manager at New York Pizza inside the QFC building across the street from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Hmmm I can’t figure out why am I’m not excited for greasy NYC pizza.

  • 98119

    Canlis and Oceanaire Seafood local to be general manager at New York Pizza inside the QFC building across the street from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Hmmm I can’t figure out why am I’m not excited for greasy NYC pizza.

  • lulo

    This is definately at the Lumen building in Uptown. 500 Mercer is the official US Postal address for the commercial tenants in that building (including QFC). The pedestrian entrance to New York Pizza appears to be on the corner of 5th Avenue & Roy Street, just north of Mercer.

  • lulo

    This is definately at the Lumen building in Uptown. 500 Mercer is the official US Postal address for the commercial tenants in that building (including QFC). The pedestrian entrance to New York Pizza appears to be on the corner of 5th Avenue & Roy Street, just north of Mercer.

  • Bob

    @98119–Clearly you haven’t eaten NYC pizza, it’s not all greasy. I am excited about the opening, this part of Queen Anne desperately needs more food options, and it’s good to see that space in the Lumen building finally being used.

  • Bob

    @98119–Clearly you haven’t eaten NYC pizza, it’s not all greasy. I am excited about the opening, this part of Queen Anne desperately needs more food options, and it’s good to see that space in the Lumen building finally being used.

  • Queen Anner

    Yay! Finally a new restaurant/bar opening in Lower Queen Anne that serves American food and will help fill a void in an area that’s filled with too many ethnic food joints that close early.

    Hopefully this location will do well and not have the same fate as Office Max in the same building and can help spawn new restaurants/bars in the area, such as in the vacant spaces at the new Maxwell Hotel on Roy St since opening last year.

  • Queen Anner

    Yay! Finally a new restaurant/bar opening in Lower Queen Anne that serves American food and will help fill a void in an area that’s filled with too many ethnic food joints that close early.

    Hopefully this location will do well and not have the same fate as Office Max in the same building and can help spawn new restaurants/bars in the area, such as in the vacant spaces at the new Maxwell Hotel on Roy St since opening last year.

  • Jack

    @Queen Anner – A pizza place is going into the Maxwell Hotel soon: http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/voracious/2011/09/the_rock_wood_fired_pizza_spir.php

  • Jack

    @Queen Anner – A pizza place is going into the Maxwell Hotel soon: http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/voracious/2011/09/the_rock_wood_fired_pizza_spir.php

  • Momi

    Uh, Queen Anner, what about Crow? They serve American food 2 blocks away from where NYP will be. And I don’t know what you mean by “closing early,” but Panos Kleftiko closes at 10:30 on most days and Laredo’s is open until 2 a.m.

    We were VERY disappointed last night to find out that the “soft opening” was a private party to which members of the public were not invited.

  • Momi

    Uh, Queen Anner, what about Crow? They serve American food 2 blocks away from where NYP will be. And I don’t know what you mean by “closing early,” but Panos Kleftiko closes at 10:30 on most days and Laredo’s is open until 2 a.m.

    We were VERY disappointed last night to find out that the “soft opening” was a private party to which members of the public were not invited.

  • Brother Kanyus Paradigm

    An important point in Momi’s post – Dear QAV, please don’t refer to a private pre-opening party as a “soft opening.” Traditionally, that term implies that the public will be welcome, with the knowledge that service might be a little ‘shakedown’ rough. It’s not fun to be turned away due to mis-information in this blog.

  • Brother Kanyus Paradigm

    An important point in Momi’s post – Dear QAV, please don’t refer to a private pre-opening party as a “soft opening.” Traditionally, that term implies that the public will be welcome, with the knowledge that service might be a little ‘shakedown’ rough. It’s not fun to be turned away due to mis-information in this blog.

  • Ann Onymous

    Went there yesterday for happy hour and LOVED it! Food was great and the drinks were great. Friendly and fast service. We will be back!

  • Ann Onymous

    Went there yesterday for happy hour and LOVED it! Food was great and the drinks were great. Friendly and fast service. We will be back!

  • @Queen Anner – Thank you for mentioning The Maxwell Hotel. Our western-most retail space (corner of 3rd & Roy) is currently under construction right now. The Rock – Woodfire Pizza and Spirits will be coming soon!

  • @Queen Anner – Thank you for mentioning The Maxwell Hotel. Our western-most retail space (corner of 3rd & Roy) is currently under construction right now. The Rock – Woodfire Pizza and Spirits will be coming soon!