The Palm Tribeca has closed

N. spotted the signs coming down on The Palm as she walked by Warren and West this morning — and I called to confirm. The Palm Tribeca, one of the nearly 100-year-old chain’s 16 locations in the country, has closed permanently. It was a sudden decision; it closed after business last night, so N’s sighting is the first word on this.

Our location opened in 2008, at that time the fourth in the city. They still operate Morton’s at the World Trade Center, though I am not sure what that connection is exactly, since it’s been a confusing few years for the two branches of the family that own the restaurants.


In 2019, there was all sorts of commotion as the company filed for bankruptcy after a feud between the branches of the family — the fourth generation of Bozzis and Ganzis — who own it. Then a Florida judge told a bankruptcy trustee to find a buyer. I am not sure if that ever happened…

According to the restaurant’s website, it all started like this: Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi arrive in New York from Parma, Italy, and open a restaurant in the heart of a bustling Italian neighborhood on Second Avenue. “Parma” is mistakenly registered as “Palm” due to their thick Italian accents. The Palm quickly becomes a hub for local journalists and artists and takes off as a steakhouse after a customer requests a steak and Ganzi runs up Second Avenue to a butcher shop to get one, cooking it to order.



  1. The Palm has been owned by Landry’s (who also owns Morton’s) since 2020. I was told the landlord wouldn’t budge on rent which forced them out.

  2. Interested to purchase a small section of sheetrock with a caricature of sentimental value. Do you have contact information for the landlord?

  3. Would love to see a nice Cuban restaurant there.

  4. Cafe cortadito Cuban would be awesome choice

  5. A Trader Joe’s would go nicely there.