Tribeca’s Capsouto Frères Will Likely Close

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Say this isn't the end. Photo: Dave Ratzlow

The 33-year-old Capsouto Frères at the corner of Watts and Washington Streets, which suffered major damage during Hurricane Sandy, is up for rent, Tribeca Citizen reports. Jacques Capsouto says that the restaurant has fallen too far behind as a result of being closed since the storm, and now the 8,000-square-foot space has been listed at $35,000 per month with Town. Yet the closing may not happen. We have a lot of debt from the hurricane, and we wanted to see what kind of offers wed get for renting out the place, Capsouto tells DNAinfo. Were not sure what were going to do yet, but if I get an offer I cant refuse, Ill have to take it.

The restaurant, which opened in an old warehouse in 1980 when Tribeca was largely deserted, is known for its atmosphere and soufflés. "We see a lot of people who order a couple dessert soufflés," veteran waiter Eric Deljanin told Grub Street in 2008. "They have the cheese soufflés, they cant get enough soufflé."

Au Revoir, Capsouto Frères [Tribeca Citizen]
Sandy-Damaged Capsouto Freres Restaurant May Not Reopen [DNAInfo]
Earlier: Eric Deljanins Customers Put Away a Lot of Soufflés at Capsouto Frères