Boulud's Other Restaurants?
Posted 07 August 2002 - 09:53 AM
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Posted 07 August 2002 - 10:35 PM
Boulud is not the kind of chef who could ever see anything with his name on it as just a "property"--he cares too much about the quality, and also, perhaps to his own detriment somewhat, he has difficulty relinquishing control. So that when he opened DB Bistro Moderne, he was there at the new restaurant constantly, and I understand he still puts in quite a lot of time there. I like DB Bistro Moderne very much, though it's a much different kind of dining experience than either of the other restaurants. The tomato-soup red walls, streamlined banquettes, and lighting add up to a very stylish place, and it's a more high-energy, casual, seen-and-be-seen kind of place than the other two. Since I left New York soon after it opened, I only had dinner there twice--before the official opening--and lunch once, after it had been opened a few weeks. I loved it (who wouldn't love a DB burger?) and look forward to returning soon and trying more dishes.