11. Da Silvano

In 1975, Silvano Marchetto opened his Greenwich Village Italian restaurant, specializing in Tuscan cuisine. It would eventually become one of the “most famous celebrity haunts” over the course of the last four decades, serving clients like Rihanna, Robert De Niro and Madonna.

According to EaterNY, Da Silvano closed due to operating costs, such as rising minimum wage and $41,000 a month rent. Before it shuttered, however, the restaurant was able to cultivate quite a reputation, not just for its food and clientele, but also due to the various scandals it was involved in, including a feud with neighboring restaurant Bar Pitti to harassment lawsuits against Marchetto.

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