Alain Ducasse’s Midtown bistro Benoit will shut its doors temporarily for a revamp next week. Ducasse — the award winning chef with restaurants in more than five countries — opened Benoit in 2008 as the New York spin-off of a more than 100-year-old Paris restaurant. At the helm of Benoit's kitchen is chef Philippe Bertineau, who will be making minor changes to the menu, too. No word yet on what exactly the re-design will entail, but the team promises a contemporary design and layout that is brighter than the original.
Earlier this year Benoit received two stars from Pete Wells, who stated that the restaurant was as close as a New Yorker would get to eating at a true French bistro. Fans of the restaurant will still find favorites like roast chicken and the foie de veau at Benoit 2.0. The restaurant will close on August 13th for the renovation and should reopen about a month later.