By Danny Schrafel
It looks like the recently closed Vitae restaurant could be the next location for Manhattan-based Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse. A pre-application for a liquor license filed for the restaurant was filed in the Huntington Town Clerk’s office in recent months, records show. A spokesperson for Uncle Jack’s did not return a call and email Wednesday.
Uncle Jack’s currently operates three restaurants in Manhattan and QueensOwner William Jack Degel has plans to franchise the Uncle Jack’s concept, according to the steakhouse’s website.
Vitae Restaurant closed after four years in business on May 31.
The name Uncle Jack’s is drawn from the early 1930s, when Prohibition was still in effect and “Jack’s” on the Upper West Side of Manhattan became a premier nightlife hotspot known for its fine cuisine, signature sauce and gregarious owner.