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Chevalier in Midtown’s Baccarat Hotel Quietly Closes its Doors

The restaurant got off to a rocky start and it never really found its footing

[The dining room at Chevalier]
[The dining room at Chevalier]

After a little over a year, the much-balleyhooed Chevalier in the Baccarat hotel, which offered a three-course $96 prix fixe, has suddenly closed its doors. "We served the last meal Saturday and are looking forward a new concept in the fall,'' said one employee. "We found out about a week ago.'' While some staff is staying on at the hotel, Shea Gallante, who earned three New York Times stars at Cru and two at Chevalier is already gone.

"It's a sad moment when a restaurant closes, '' said Charles Masson, the former La Grenouille frontman, who helped open Chevalier, but departed quickly. "A restaurant is a very costly endeavor - it's not something you should try at home.'' Masson is now gearing up to open Majorelle with Christian Delouvrier in the old Post House space.


20 West 53rd Street, New York, NY

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