Sirio, which opened in the Pierre in October of 2012, will be closing its doors February 20. "It was a mutual decision; they have a different vision than we do,'' confirms Mauro Maccioni, son of Sirio and co-owner of the Fifth Avenue restaurant. He says that they are considering transforming Le Cirque's cafe into a pop of version of SIrio. The Pierre will be opening a new restaurant in this space. An inside source says it's called The Tea Lounge, although no word yet on when that new restaurant will make its debut.
The restaurant replaced Le Caprice in the Pierre three and a half years ago.