— Gabriel Kreuther, formerly of The Modern, is almost ready to open his eponymous French-American restaurant in Midtown's Grace Building, right across from Bryant Park. Flo Fab learns that Kreuthosauras Rex will serve a "short prix fixe" but no tasting menus at the new restaurant. A version of his famous tarte flambée will be offered in the lounge. If everything goes according to plan, it will open Thursday.
Here's The Kreuth-Man talking about that fancy pizza when he was still at The Modern:
— Nolita pretty people restaurant The Butcher's Daughter is expanding to Los Angeles. Eater LA reports that the team is applying for a beer and wine license in Venice, and construction is already underway on the space. This restaurant and LA will probably fit together like a hand in glove.
— Former ABV Wine Bar/Earl's Beer and Cheese chef Corey Cova has closed his East Village sandwich shop Lord Hamm's after less than three months in business. No word yet on what will happen to the space.
— Big, big question: Will the new outpost of L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon have a view of the Statue of Liberty?
— And finally, Noreetuh, the subject or Ryan Sutton's one star review this week, just launched a late night bar menu from 11 p.m to 1 a.m. Here it is: