Open & Closed: Say Hello to Cafe Mei Mei; Goodbye to Etats-Unis
L.A. Burdick, the artisanal chocolatier from Cambridge, Mass., opened a Manhattan outpost a few weeks ago. It will start serving pastries and wines in the next few weeks.
Robert Ribant of River Cafe has opened Cafe Mei Mei in Cobble Hill, a sleek "seasonal American" restaurant. Wine and beer will be served once the liquor license clears.
Le P'tit Paris debuted in the Park Slope space formerly occupied by Da Vincenzo. Chef-owner Olivier Jouannard, who worked at Flea Market Cafe, will serve simple French fare.
All Etats-Unis locations closed this past Friday. Changing key menu items, increasing liquor prices, and middle-management shifts were allegedly to blame.
Pit Stop, the French bistro on the Cobble Hill/Red Hook border, has apparently closed. A sign for a new "Bistro 4 Kids" called New Formulae hangs in the window.