Vaucluse — the upscale Park Avenue French restaurant from chef Michael White — has permanently closed ensuing from the monetary fallout from the COVID-19 disaster. A spokesperson for White’s restaurant workers, Altamarea, confirmed the news to Eater.
The sprawling restaurant, located at 100 East 63rd Avenue, at Park Avenue, firstly closed ensuing from the direct-mandated shutdown on eating-in, on March 16. The restaurant workers didn’t present critical aspects on when it determined to drag the paddle on the French institution, and didn’t elaborate if the megastar-magnet lounge Omar, located contained within the restaurant, had also permanently shuttered.
White — who constructed his repute and restaurant workers on graceful-eating Italian destinations admire Marea and Ai Fiori — branched out with a brasserie-style French restaurant with the debut of Vaucluse in 2015. New York Events critic Pete Wells wasn’t a fan, on the opposite hand, writing in his review at the time that “a critic would possibly presumably flee out of fresh programs to say disappointment in Altamarea Community restaurants if Altamarea didn’t withhold increasing with original programs to disappoint.”
Other critics, though, had been impressed collectively with New York Magazine’s Adam Platt, who particularly loved the hors d’oeuvres portion of the menu. The Infatuation editor-in-chief Hillary Reinsberg wrote that the “food right here is fundamentally factual.”
Peaceable, admire dozens of assorted NYC establishments, Vaucluse was pressured to complete as a outcomes of the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to ancient losses for the restaurant industry.