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  1. Openings
    A Closer Look at Blue Elm, Now Serving French-African Fusion (and Sushi!)A former Boucarou and Jeffrey Chodorow chef blends French, Japanese, and Senegalese.
  2. Openings
    Blue Elm Will Join Orchard Street’s New Restaurant RowA Senegalese-born chef brings a fusion of French, African, and Asian.
  3. Closings
    Regaté ClosesThe homespun French restaurant lasted two years.
  4. Openings
    Another French Restaurant on Orchard Street? Sacrebleu!Tonight Regaté opens up a few doors down from Zucco (the place with the lavatory library). It’s the third French restaurant on the block, and in fact, chef-owner Marc Jehan did the lunch menu at the neighboring Café Charbon (before that, he operated seafood distributor Early Morning). Now he’s serving bistro fare like sesame salmon, lamb shank, a few varieties of mussels, and steaks in pepper, Roquefort, or béarnaise sauces; plus dishes (e.g. mouclade) from the isle of Re, where Jehan’s wife was born (she’s a hostess; his brother Jocelyn is a partner). Jehan is still waiting for some paintings to clear customs, but for once no there’s no SLA snafus: That’s a full bar you see. —Daniel Maurer Regaté, 198 Orchard St., nr. Houston; 212-228-8555