Temporary Closings

After Two Years, Allegretti Closes for ‘Renovations’

Photo: Hannah Whitaker

Allegretti, the flatiron namesake of chef Alain Allegretti, has shuttered for renovations until September 9, according to an outgoing message. When we asked for details, a rep merely confirmed that it is “closed for renovations for the month of August.” After opening two years ago, the Provençal restaurant got two stars from Frank Bruni and four out of five stars from Jay Cheshes. Our own Adam Platt bestowed a single star on the restaurant, to the chef’s chagrin. A few months ago, a member of eGullet had a “very good meal” there but asked if it was always so empty.

Also closed for renovations (in order to help bring the building up to fire code, according to Eater) is Xie Xie, the Hell’s Kitchen Asian sandwich shop from current Top Chef contestant Angelo Sosa.

And Gansevoort 69, in the meatpacking district space that previously housed Florent and then R&L;, is closed for two months. A sign on the door says, “See you in the fall.”

After Two Years, Allegretti Closes for ‘Renovations’