The ownership remains the same, as does the chef, Christophe Bellanca - a longtime protégé of Joël Robuchon - who is serving up French-inspired small plate dishes like foie gras crème brulée with green apple foam and a tarte flambeé flatbread with veal bacon and truffle. The beverage program features large format cocktails and a weekly daiquiri special - overseen by Dushan Zaric of Black Owl and Employees Only.
The décor (by Pierre Yves Rochon) has changed with a far more relaxed clubby and convivial vibe with its dining club, bar and lounge space more suited for late-night cocktails and small plate grazing - seemingly taking inspiration from popular hotel lounges such as The Library at The NoMad hotel. Think plush lounge seating, an expansive bar of dark marble complemented by modern, elaborate chandeliers. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm.
Imbibing & grazing
Eggplant Nasu, glazed with tamari and curry vegetables; Maine lobster roll spiced with turmeric, vanilla and pomegranate and Tarte Flambée with fresh fromage blanc cheese, * house-made crispy veal bacon.