Bisutoro, chef Masaharu Morimoto's total do-over of the ill-fated Tribeca Canvas, has not fared any better than its predecessor. Co-owner Patrick Fahey tells Grub Street that the restaurant will close after service tomorrow, after less than three months in business. The closure is partially triggered by the departure of Morimoto, who is leaving the restaurant entirely in order to focus on his Morimoto empire and "several upcoming projects."
Meanwhile Fahey, who along with partners Tommy and Emmanuelle LaSalle Hill of Los Americanos had only just partnered with Morimoto for the Bisutoro redo, will give it one more shot. No word on what the new Morimoto-less restaurant will be, but Fahey, who also owns Macao Trading Co., hopes to be open by spring. For its last two nights in business, diners can toast the short-lived Bisutoro with half-price bottles of wine and all-night happy hour.
· Morimoto Leaving Bisutoro, Restaurant Closing Tomorrow for Revamp [GS]
· All Coverage of Bisutoro [~ENY~]