Chef Cyril Renaud will send his Michelin-starred restaurant, Fleur de Sel, to the glue factory after service on February 21. In his announcement, Renaud deems Bar Breton "a better fit for this economy." See the release, below.
Fleur de Sel to Close on February 21st
Chef-owner Cyril Renaud announces the closure of Fleur de Sel, his Michelin-starred restaurant in the Flatiron district (5 East 20th Street), on Saturday, February 21st, following dinner service. Chef Renaud will then focus his attention on his new, more casual restaurant, Bar Breton (254 Fifth Avenue at 28th Street).
Chef Renaud says, “I am proud of the successful run we’ve had at Fleur de Sel. During the more than eight years it’s been open, we have given thousands of customers a wonderful dining experience. In the process, we’ve also earned many critical awards, including most recently a Michelin star (for the third year in a row) and a four-star rating in Forbes. In fact, our food and service have never been better. But, as I hope my customers will understand, the economy has forced us to close the restaurant for financial reasons. Though I am saddened to have to close Fleur de Sel, I am very proud of what we’ve done–and I am confident that my new restaurant, Bar Breton will be a better fit for this economy, offering customers a casual spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.”