After 13 years in Tribeca, chef Marc Murphy has closed his downtown Landmarc to the public. The restaurant serving bistro fare like pasta and salads remains open for private events, according to the Times, and the Columbus Circle location is still open to the public. But Tribeca was Murphy’s first baby, open before his Food Network fame.
In a 10-year retrospective interview in 2014 with Eater, Murphy said that after years in Michelin-starred kitchens, he opened the deeply personal restaurant as somewhere he would actually want to go. “I want a place where I’ll see my friends and make people happy, a lot, every day of the the week. I want a restaurant that’s not a special occasion restaurant. I want a restaurant where people can come and eat here three days a week,” he said.
The restaurant’s concept is to play it safe, with Murphy usually keeping it out of headlines, but the chef recently landed in the news for defending the Landmarc name from Major Food Group. MFG backed down and changed the name of its Landmark Rooms in the Four Seasons reboot to simply The Grill and The Pool, both of which are now open.
Eater has reached out for more information on why this decision was made and will update with details.