The completely revamped Happy Ending is back tonight in a space that's lighter and brighter, slick in some places and a lot like a 1970s basement in others. The project is the love child of gallery owner Max Levai and Oliver Stumm of Café Select and Rintintin. Francis Gabarrus, who ran the Michelin-starred restaurant La Ville Stings in the South of France, and worked for several years at the French Laundry, will serve a menu of updated French and Italian comfort food. The menu is divided up into categories starters like sauteed quail with orange lentils, zucchini, and turmeric jus, and entrees like grilled mustard chicken, and bacalao tagliatelle with green tomato sauce. Cocktails like a Hemingway daiquiri, created by Teddy Perweiler, are $16 across the board.
Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street, Lower East Side