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Todd English Backs Out of 230-seat FiDi Restaurant

So much for ‘American glamour’

Cesari Amarone | Todd English Dinner Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Cesari Amarone
Melissa McCart is the editor for Eater New York.

The English, the restaurant that was to be a joint project with Todd English and his son Oliver at the W New York Downtown Hotel, is off the table, reports Steve Cuozzo, who is on a tear this week.

English proclaimed the restaurant would “bring back American glamour,” with a 230-seat, bi-level, 6000 square-foot spot, formerly BLT Bar & Grill.

The 57 year-old hard-partying chef has held onto the former Ça Va space, having opened The Stinger American Cocktail Bar & Kitchen in October. And he’s on track to open American Market by Todd English in the summer, in the base of the former New York Times building (229 W. 43rd). It’s a Jared Kushner project, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump.

He currently operates The Todd English Food Hall and Figs at LaGuardia. His now-closed list includes Olives, CrossBar, Chateau Cherbuliez, Ember Room, The Libertine, and English Is Italian.