We’ve seen Community Board 2 crush a man’s hopes and dreams before, so we were a little concerned for Serge Becker, Oliver Stumm, Dominique Clausen, and their new project at 212 Lafayette. No need, as it turns out! CB2 minutes tell us the Swiss restaurant will have 53 seats and an eight-person bar, and the hours will be from 8 a.m. till 1 a.m. during the early week and until 2 a.m. later in the week. Despite the concerns of one resident, the board issued its stamp of approval. The application is still being considered by the SLA, but we predict the Swiss ambassador won’t have to step in here — a liquor license will be granted, and the first round of Kübler absinthe will be on us.
There’s room for you, and 60 others, inside Serge Becker’s new restaurant.”