Michael’s bigwigs rumored to be reopening Swifty’s

Michael McCarty and Swifty's
Michael McCarty and Swifty’s

Back in January, longtime Upper East Side society haunt, Swifty’s, made a French exit, shutting down its kitchen presumably for good with virtually no warning. But there may be hope after all for those left with a craving for Swifty’s meatloaf.

Michael McCarty of Michael’s, and his general manager Steve Millington were overheard discussing reopening the bistro at the Lighthouse Guild Gala, according to the New York Post.

However, a tipster told the Post that “red tape and a tough market” could make reopening Swifty’s difficult.

Back in January, New York Social Diary captured the scene on the day the restaurant closed after 16 years:

“It was very busy with a lot of the regulars from the neighborhoods surrounding. I saw Enid Nemy, Jeanne and Herb Siegel, Mark Gilbertson, Aerin Lauder with Michael Kors and a handsome friend; Tommy Quick, up from PB was dining with Serena Boardman and Todd Meister and friends, Anthony Haden-Guest with Christina Zilkha, and many others whom I either didn’t know or didn’t see.”

It is unclear if Swifty’s popular catering service will continue.