It's been a rough summer for Picholine, but a reservationist tells Eater that Terrance Brennan's 20-year-old restaurant will definitely be reopening and the new tentative date is October 10. Brennan closed the Upper West Side spot back in July to perform a major face-lift and at the time announced a September 6 reopening. A month later, news broke that the restaurant's landlord was demanding $189,000 in back rent and other fees which sent rumors a flyin' about whether or not we'd ever see those pretty purple walls again.
Two more dates were announced, first September 20 and then October 4, which both came and went without a Foie Gras "Shabu Shabu" in sight. According to the reservationist, an issue kept the restaurant from opening yesterday but they are definitely reopening and are now shooting for next Wednesday. Brennan told Grub Street in September that he would be open for the holidays and then close again in January to finish the renovations.
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