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Rene Pujol

  1. Openings
    What to Eat at Sweet Emily’s, Bringing Comfort to Midtown on SaturdayA Latin-Southern comfort-food joint in the old René Pujol space, from its old executive chef.
  2. NewsFeed
    Le Madeleine May Move to Rene Pujol Space, But Will Anybody Notice?The owner of Le Madeleine will be taking over the space Rene Pujol — a move bound to confuse diners for years to come.
  3. NewsFeed
    René Pujol Closes, Victim of the Times (and Theater Strike)File this under the It Was Bound to Happen Department if you must, but we still feel bad about it: Theater-district mainstay René Pujol, which served heavy French food to happy customers for more than 30 years, went out of business Sunday. “We needed a strong fall, and it was a little weaker than we hoped, and the Broadway strike really hurt us,” explains executive chef Vincent Purdy. “We were an established, mature business, but Sunday was our last night.” Purdy and René Pujol’s other employees ran the restaurant as a cooperative for three years, and such arrangements tend to ward off potential backers. We have lost yet another one of the formal, conservative, vaguely geriatric French restaurants that used to dominate midtown. Related: Marxist Meals Served at Co-op Eateries