Brooklyn’s popular French bakery L’Appartement 4F is opening a location in Manhattan. Owners Gautier and Ashley Coiffard announced on Monday that they had signed a lease in the West Village at 119 West 10th Street, between Greenwich and Sixth avenues. “Brooklyn Heights will always be our baby but excited to bring our croissants to Manhattan,” they wrote on Instagram. The Coiffards opened the first location of L’Appartement 4F in 2022. The bakery became an online sensation for selling boxes of mini croissant cereal for $50. Its croissants and other baked goods continue to draw a crowd.
Keith McNally does not own Pastis, the restaurant he founded
Back in October, Page Six reported rumblings that restaurateur Keith McNally and restaurateur Stephen Starr parted ways with Pastis, the restaurant that McNally founded. McNally originally opened Pastis in 1999, then closed it, he said, due to the landlord tripling the rent by 2014. An inside source confirmed to Eater that McNally has never been a partner — and has played a consulting role since it reopened. — Melissa McCart, editor
La Grenouille is up for sale
The famed French restaurant La Grenouille has been closed since June when it shuttered due to a gas leak. (It briefly reopened in November.) The building at 3 E. 52nd Street, near Fifth Avenue, where La Grenouille has operated since 1962, is now up for sale with an asking price of $15 million, Curbed reports. In recent years, the original owners’ sons, Charles and Philippe Masson, have been engaged in a bitter feud over control of the restaurant. Charles, the manager for decades, stepped away from the restaurant in 2014; Philippe has been running the business since then.
New Jersey’s top pizzeria bows out
New Jersey’s top pizzeria is closing its doors for now. Pizza Crime, the Haddonfield restaurant that NJ.com named the best pizzeria in the state, is closing its doors at the end of January. “This is not a goodbye, but a see you soon,” owner Arnab Maitra said on Instagram. Maitra, an Indian-born chef, started Pizza Crime as a booth at farmers markets before opening his storefront in 2020.