Tag Archives: French Bistro

Le Caprice’s Impending Closing; L’Orange Bleue Closed

This week, Richard Caring’s London Import, Le Caprice, revealed that it plans to close and potentially “relocate”. According to Eater NY, Caprice Holdings and the Pierre Hotel have jointly released a statement intimating the restaurant’s impending closing:

Le Caprice has been a shining light on the New York restaurant scene since 2009. After an extensive search and through mutual agreement with the Taj Group (owners of the The Pierre Hotel) Le Caprice will be moving to a new site that is currently being finalized. Caprice Holdings and The Pierre Hotel have greatly enjoyed working together and wish each other continued success for the future.”

Le Caprice
795 Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY, 10065
P: + 1 (212) 940-8195
W: www.CapriceNY.com

In addition to Le Caprice’s developing story regarding its probable move, SoHo French Bistro staple,  L’Orange Bleue has officially closed citing a “facelift and makeover renovation,” according to the restaurant’s management. The french bistro’s management intimated that the restaurant will re-open in the Spring of 2012.


L’Orange Bleue

430 Broome Street,

New York, NY, 10013

P: + 1 (212) 226-4999

W: www.LOrangeBlue.com

Le Bilboquet to Close, Remains Packed as Usual

As initially reported by Zagat earlier this week, Upper East Side staple, Le Bilboquet has confirmed that it will not renew its lease for 2012. Management at the popular french bistro asserted that the restaurant plans to relocate this spring. While the restaurant addressed its plans to find a new location by March or April, one must reserve apprehension as many restaurants that have not renewed their lease have previously cited plans to “relocate in the near future” only to not hold up on their promise (I.E: La Goulue for instance). Nevertheless, Le Bibloquet continues to pack crowds out the door even during lunch (as evidenced by the picture) despite their plans to close. While it may be difficult to secure a table, now would be a favorable time to relish the Cajun Chicken or Steak Frites before its too late.

Le Bilboquet
25 East 63rd Street,
New York, NY, 10021
P: + 1 (212) 751-3036