Izzy’s BBQ Smokehouse Opens First Manhattan Location

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A popular kosher barbecue joint in Brooklyn plans to open its first Manhattan location on the Upper West Side. 

Izzy’s BBQ Smokehouse signed a 10-year lease for 1,250 square feet at 660 Amsterdam Avenue between West 91st and West 93rd streets, according to information from Colliers International

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The restaurant is scheduled to open this Sunday, the West Side Rag reported. 

Izzy’s first location, in Crown Heights, was the first kosher barbecue restaurant in New York City when it opened in 2015. It has been widely acclaimed for its Texas-style barbecue, despite the fact that its proprietor, Sruli “Izzy” Eidelman, has never tasted the original because of his kosher diet. 

The new location is located on a stretch of Amsterdam Avenue with a variety of kosher restaurants, including Kasbah Grill, Graze Smokehouse, and Holy Schnitzel.

Colliers’ David Tricarico and Jake Horowitz represented the landlord, Acuity Capital Partners, in the transaction. Scott Feldberg from GPG Retail Management brokered it for the tenant. Acuity recently secured a $324 million refinancing for a 28-building portfolio that included the mixed-use Amsterdam Avenue property, which also has an address of 201 West 92nd Street.

“Securing a location on the Upper West Side was a key factor in the growth of Izzy’s brand,” Feldberg said in a prepared statement. “The geography of this newest footprint allows us to capture a large portion of the Manhattan audience in addition to being in close proximity to the suburban clientele who are a short drive away.”