An Old Favorite Returns as Les Enfants de Bohème Opens on Henry Street

Posted on: July 2nd, 2015 at 5:12 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

Rebound.

Three years a refugee, Les Enfants Terribles is back with a new permanent home and modified identity. Original owner Stefan Junot (and his wife) – who first opened at Ludlow and Canal a decade ago – headed further east to the fringe in much the same way. Les Enfants de Bohème was officially coronated at 177 Henry Street Tuesday afternoon after roughly a week in soft launch mode. It’s a return to form – nine months in the making – that will likely have longtime fans giddy.

Former Boulud chef David Malbequi is helming the kitchen for the French bistro, and will oversee a rotating weekly menu. Meanwhile, a charcuterie will prepare the selection of meats and cheeses on site.

But Les Enfants de Bohème is full service, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And in a radical move, Jonot, who lives across the street, will introduce “family friendly seating” come September. The idea is that, between 5pm and 7pm, children are separated on one side of the establishment from their parents.

This image has been archived or removed.

Most notable to the naked eye, however, is the installation of the Street Seat out front (Jefferson Street side). The goal of this seasonal sidewalk extension is to “open up” the area to become more “inviting.” The public spot would come at the expense, albeit temporarily, of one curbside parking space. Anyone can sit here, not just the bistro customers. As sponsor maintenance partners, the Jonots will police the placement and store the equipment (i.e. chairs and tables) in their cellar space.

After morphing into Skal two years ago, Jonot’s loyal fanbase was left scrambling. Its old stomping grounds now the hottest Lower East Side destination for trendy restaurants. Les Enfants de Bohème presumably fills that void.

This image has been archived or removed.

[h/t Bedford + Bowery]

Recent Stories

Shear Luck: FRED Salon Finds Refuge in the East Village

Another retail victim to report on upper Orchard Street. The FRED.nyc hair salon is now gone. According to signage on the shuttered security gate at 192 Orchard, the five-year-old business recently relocated to the East Village. The move to 40 East Third Street was a long time coming for eponymous owner Fred Connors, who braved […]

Grand Street Guild Files Plans for 15-Story Affordable Housing Tower

New towers are coming to Broome Street on the Lower East Side. Now we have sight of the first newcomer. Back in January of 2018, the Grand Street Guild nonprofit officially announced the imminent construction of two, as-of-right 15-story apartments on its property, plus a parking garage. All 400 of the proposed units are earmarked […]

TongKatsu Replaced by ‘Otaku Katsu’ on Rivington Street

Over on Rivington Street, TongKatsu becomes… …Otaku Katsu. Ben Tong, owner of the former, reportedly reassigned the lease after its shutter to husband-wife team Chef Dimitri Voutsinas and Christine Argao-Voutsinas. Otaku Katsu occupies the same below-grade space at 137 Rivington, and offers a variety of katsu and Japanese sando bentos, in addition to fresh made […]

DOT ‘Street Seat’ Goes Live Outside Dudley’s on Orchard Street

Just in time for the forthcoming return of Dudley’s, Orchard Street now boasts a new row of public seating. Beside another recently installed bike corral. And it’s all part of the city’s Street Seat program. More than a half-dozen tables and chairs are stationed between the corner of Broome down to Cafe Katja. As previously […]

Crowbar-Wielding Attacker Smashes Windows of Roni-Sue’s Chocolates on Forsyth Street [VIDEO]

Earlier this week, we reported on the dangerous conditions plaguing Forsyth Street amidst the city’s work on the subway system. The MTA is currently swapping out the ventilation plant fifteen feet beneath the roadbed along the eastern perimeter of Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Originally built in 1962, this section of the subway was identified as […]