Is Le Bec-Fin Really Closing?

After his Le Bec-Fin building was spotted for sale over the summer,  Georges Perrier announced he would be closing the institution in the Spring of 2011. But will he? Recently we’ve heard rumblings that the restaurant may not close.

More than one recent diner, Chowhound and this blogger have stated that the restaurant will not close. Even Eric Ripert weighed in, telling us he doubted the Perrier would close his flagship restaurant.

But we’ve also heard from employees that the story changes by the day, somedays Le Bec-Fin is closing, others it is not, it depends on Georges’ mood.

Interestingly, the restaurant has completely overhauled its web site and joined Facebook. Not the actions of a restaurant winding down.

If you’re considering a visit, the $40 Anniversary Menu has been extended indefinitely. The menu is offered Monday throughThursday between 5 and 6pm in the Main Dining Room and Monday through Thursday from  5 to 10pm in Le Bar Lyonnais. But to us, why go on the cheap, we would like to try the pressed lobster.

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Le Bec-Fin [Official Site]

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  • Mike H

    I heard from a buddy that Perrier bought new planters and other decorative landscaping items for le bec fin just last month, doesnt sound like the actions of a restaurant that is closing

  • j

    le bec isnt closing??? geee..quel surprise!!!

  • barryg

    The Brett Favre of restaurateurs.

  • Felicia D’Ambrosio

    I call shenanigans. The place has been bumpin’ since the impending closure was announced, and George owns the building. Why would he close?

  • Felicia D’Ambrosio

    Excusez-moi, Georges.

  • meh-

    If he’s looking to move to a new space, Spaghetti Warehouse has announced that it is closing.

  • Beulah Saideman

    We ate at Le Bec Wednesday nite ($40 anniversary dinner) and some staff suggested that he was going to redecorate the space and reopen under another name. They said the redecoration was scheduled.

  • Bri Guy

    Word on the street is that the basement “Le Bar Lyonnais” + the stacked kitchen are going to undergo major renovations.