Ara International Grille & Bar in St. James, which opened in September, is already closed.
On an early visit — which proved a final one — Newsday critic Peter M. Gianotti found the restaurant's repertoire “all over the map” in more ways than one.
The two-story site, located at the busy junction of Route 25 and Route 347, previously housed Intermezzo and, for a brief time afterward, Capo. Considering all that went into its most recent renovation, one has to wonder whether the building itself may be hexed.
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