The acclaimed French chef—who was last in New York with L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon at the Four Seasons, which closed in 2012, and who nixed plans for another location in lower Manhattan's Brookfield Place this year—is returning to Midtown in late 2017 with a multi-concept space. Located at 100 East 53 Street, a new luxury residential tower, it will include a gourmet marketplace on the main floor and the fine-dining Joël Robuchon Restaurant on the second level, comparable to the chef’s top-level French cuisine restaurants in Las Vegas, Macao, Singapore and Tokyo.
With managing partner Alex Gaudelet, CEO of Invest Hospitality, the chef is also expected to open a L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Miami's Design District in fall 2017.
No word yet on either of the wine programs, but the chef’s culinary kingdom encompasses several restaurants that are outstanding in that area, including Grand Award winners L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Hong Kong, Robuchon Au Dôme in at the Grand Lisboa Hotel in Macau and Joël Robuchon Restaurant at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, all of which are strong in classic French selections.
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