After a hiatus of about six weeks, the newly remodeled Daniel will reopen on September 8. A call to the restaurant shows there’s still a 9:45 p.m. table up for grabs, though reservations aren’t available via OpenTable till the next evening. Don’t expect an overhaul of the sort Karim Rashid imagined. The press release says: “The new design by Adam D. Tihany can best be described as placing a sleek and contemporary layer over the restaurant’s superb existing lines. As a result, the space’s striking neo-classical architecture with its soaring 18 foot coffered ceilings and delicately carved balustrades and pilasters will be refinished with a fresh new appeal, custom furnishings, subtle lighting, fabrics and finishes.” No word on how Daniel’s coveted kitchen "skybox" will be affected.