The Real Deal New York

Williamsburg restaurateurs head for the UWS

The new 74-seat eatery will open in the coming months
May 16, 2014 06:00PM

Bucking the Brooklyn bent, two Williamsburg-based restaurateurs are bringing a new upscale restaurant to the Upper West Side.

Daddo Bogich and Merle Chornuk opened The Bedford in Williamsburg in 2010, but now the duo are ditching trendy North Brooklyn for Broadway and West 106th Street where they will open a high-end pizzeria.

Chornuk studied at Columbia University, and he told DNAinfo that his familiarity with the neighborhood from his university years drew him back.

“There will be two wood-fired pizza ovens installed,” Chornuk said of the 74-seat restaurant, which is not yet named.

The entrepreneurs received approval for a liquor license from Community Board 7’s business committee Wednesday and they plan to open in the coming months. [DNAinfo] Christopher Cameron