Beau Monde Gets Tavern on the Green

We have high hopes for the once bankrupt tourist trap

Tavern on the Green (courtesy of Google)

Partners Jim Caiola and David Salama – the guys behind Beau Monde and L’Etage in Philadelphia – are now the proud owners of New York City’s legendary Tavern on the Green. The duo submitted a bid to win a 20-year lease on the Central Park landmark back in April and it was, as it turns out, the highest rated request for proposal received by New York’s Parks & Recreation department.

For those not in the know, Tavern was among the most famous dining spots for decades in New York’s Central Park – and a haven for the who’s who of Manhattan. But in recent years, the eatery – set along the bucolic West Side – turned into more of a tourist trap and went bankrupt.

But word is Ciola and Salama will renovate and reopen the fabled restaurant by the summer of 2013.

Click here to read more about who’ll run the kitchen and what happens next at Foobooz.