New York has a reason to celebrate this weekend, because Danny Bowien’s Mission Chinese Food has found itself a new home and is moving back to the city.
Bowien announced the news Friday on Twitter with a photo of his family standing in front of the new restaurant space, which previously housed Rosette.
“Fall preview …” Bowien wrote.
Rosette owner Ron Castellano announced Thursday that the restaurant would be closing after last night’s service.
“We got an offer for the space that's too good to pass up,” Castellano told Eater, and that offer turned out to be from Bowien. He said he plans to reopen Rosette at some point, but possibly in Detroit instead of Manhattan.
Bowien closed the New York branch of his critically acclaimed “weird Chinese” restaurant in November of last year, after the Department of Health shut it down twice in three weeks. Mission Chinese Food has been looking for a new Manhattan location ever since.