Splashy Russian restaurant Brasserie Pushkin just wan't able to make it in Midtown, shuttering for "renovations" at the end of last year, with assurances that it would reopen in "early 2013." It's still shuttered and is, in fact, on its way to becoming an entirely different restaurant.
Flo Fab reports that Eamon Rockey, lately of Aska in Williamsburg, and fellow Eleven Madison Park alum Bryce Shuman, former executive sous at the three-Michelin-starred restaurant, have been tapped by Pushkin owner Andrey Dellos to lead the restaurant's revamp. Later this Spring, it will reopen as a New American restaurant called Betony. The menu is still in progress (but will involve "a great deal of green," per Flo Fab), and thankfully it sounds like the décor will be toned down a little bit, combining some of Pushkin's woodwork with lots of brick.
· In Former Pushkin Space, a New American: Betony [NYT/DJ]
· All Coverage of Brasserie Pushkin [~ENY~]
[Brasserie Pushkin by Krieger]