Terrance Brennan's Picholine retains its one-star rating from Michelin this year. The unfortunate news for anyone who wants to dine there is that this restaurant has been closed for many weeks now, and it's not currently open. A message on the answering machine notes that it's closed, and that guests should check the website for details on the reopening, but there is no such information on that site. The last social media update was six weeks ago.
An email to the team gets bounced back, and rumor has it the staff got calls from the management this week informing them that the restaurant was going to stay closed for the near future. But who knows, maybe this Michelin news will turn things around — this would not be the first time Picholine mysteriously closed and then reopened.
UPDATE: As it turns out, Picholine is indeed dunzo, at least at this address. In a statement, Brennan explains: "The lease is expiring and the rent is increasing, so staying at West 64th Street is no longer practical...Picholine has outgrown the space and I am looking forward to finding a new home and bringing the restaurant to new heights." And the chef tells Flo Fab: "It's the end of a chapter, but moving forward I hope to do something more exciting."
Brennan is now working on a new sandwich restaurant called Road Trip, although no word yet on where that will be or when it will open.