Marc Murphy is closing his final restaurant in New York. The Food Network star and Chopped judge announced that the Time Warner Center location of Landmarc is closing in July following a 12-year run in the building.
Last week, the chef posted a farewell to his 300-seat French- and Italian-accented bistro, but did not cite a reason for the closure. Murphy did not immediately respond to request for comment. The restaurant will serve its last meal July 22nd.
The chef once owned five restaurants in Manhattan and one in Tampa, but his empire has since dwindled. In 2017, he left his partnership with the Gerber Group at Kingside in the Midtown Viceroy Hotel and closed the Tribeca Landmarc to the public after 13 years, though it remains open for private events. Most recently, in 2018, Murphy shuttered his West Village fish shack Ditch Plains after a 12-year run, leaving the Time Warner Landmarc as his only surviving kitchen.
The Columbus Circle outpost was a second location of the downtown Landmarc, which was Murphy’s first restaurant. It launched his career, and he conceived it as the kind of place he and his friends would want to visit often. Both the original and uptown sister served French staples like escargot, onion soup, and roast chicken, as well as Murphy’s signature cream and brandy soaked pain perdu, alongside Italian dishes such as spaghetti carbonara and grilled pizzas. His TV fame came while he was opening the restaurants.
A spokesperson for Related Companies, the company behind Time Warner Center, says it will be announcing new additions later this year.