April Bloomfield Is Opening Up A Hip Diner/Butcher Shop Hybrid In New York

British chef and renowned New York restaurateur April Bloomfield is boldly going where few culinary icons have ever gone before: The sticky tables of the classic New York City diner.A story in The New York Post revealed that The Breslin and Spotted Pig owner is opening a hip diner/butcher shop hybrid on the Upper West Side that will "elevate the classic diner experience."

"She really wanted to open on the West Side and looked for a long time before finding this space," an anonymous source close to Bloomfield told The New York Post.

The diner will open later this spring at 78th Street and Amsterdam, and will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. No word yet on whether the new spot will open 24 hours a day like the classic greasy fries-and-a-milkshake diners of our childhood.

The as-of-yet-unnamed project will make its neighborhood debut at the New Taste of the Upper West Side food festival in June.