Premier Boozy-Brunch Destination, Bagatelle NYC, Re-Opens
Dine-and-dance venue gets sophisticated makeover in new location
The restaurant known for its raucous champagne-drenched Saturday brunches will soon return to bring booze-and-bagels back to the table. Bagatelle New York will re-open June 18 in a new location along the Ninth Avenue — good news for anyone who’s been hard-pressed to find a party before 2pm on the weekends.
But the restaurant has done its fair share of growing-up in the time it’s been off the radar. After it closed and moved from its original, storied location, owners Remi Laba and Aymeric Clemente took Bagatelle the see the world, expanding it to St. Barth’s last Fall, Los Angeles this Spring, and securing a location in Las Vegas, which they plan to open shortly after Bagatelle re-opens in its new location at 1 Little W. 12th Street.
The new location is more spacious, with more room for bar patrons, more banquettes, and a new private dining space. World-renowned chef Romauld Jung will join the show as Executive Chef, introducing a more sophisticated “St. Tropez-inspired” menu that’s still rooted in the tastes of the “joie de vivre” lifestyle of Southern France.
In this new, more worldly-wise incarnation, brunchers will eat their eggs in a larger space that’s decidedly more restaurant-like. It’s the grown-up, food-focused Bagatelle, with newly refined Southern French cuisine that’s as intoxicatingly good as the showers of rosé that once flowed in the old Bagatelle. But like any former party child, Bagatelle hasn’t lost its spark. Party brunch will go on, but think more “rendez-vous” than rager.
For more information, pictures, and menu samples, check out the Bagatelle website.