Colicchio & Sons to Close in Early September

Ghost town.

After six years in business, Tom Colicchio is closing his Chelsea restaurant, Colicchio & Sons, on September 4. He’s yet to offer a specific reason, but it likely makes more sense, financially, for the chef to focus on his more casual concepts, instead of a place that offers foie gras with Sicilian pistachios, and duck with thumbelina carrots.

As Colicchio says, critics have applauded this restaurant over the years — and it still carries three stars from the New York Times. If anything, the closure is indicative of how dining has evolved in New York over the past six years: It has become easier and easier to find stellar food in more casual, affordable places.

Colicchio & Sons to Close in Early September