AUGH! tien has witnesses the changing of the restaurant guard with Gage & Tollner's turning into a T.G.I. Friday's! It's more stomach-turning than the Friday's menu - which is practically the size of a phone book - but folks will probably get used to it once they have enough Ultimate Hawaiian Volcanos ("Tropical juices + Southern Comfort + DiSaronno Amaretto + Smirnoff Vodka = an eruption of fun" - it'll be an eruption of something, all right). But it is sad to see a Brooklyn institution like Gage & Tollner go. Gothamist hopes Applebee's doesn't buy Lutece's space, too.
Gothamist on the news that Friday's was moving in.