Simpli Bar and Bites’s veggie sandwiches.
The upstart restaurant, which opened in mid-July, pays tribute to yesteryear while keeping a decidedly modern decor. Inside, grainy transit photos hang on walls wrapped in subway tiles, while the color scheme revolves around orange, a hat tip to the nearby station. A long bar runs the length of the room, near two high-tops and an L-shaped corner table, seating 24 total. Outside, on an inviting, wood-encased deck, with towering heat lamps for chilly nights, there are 26 more seats to settle into. That is, until the T rumbles by and stops conversations short. “It’s really loud, but the people in the neighborhood come and hang out and say the train adds character,” says general manager Mike Merlis. “You kind of get used to it.”