Taavo Somer and Carlos Quirarte Soft Launch ‘Le Turtle’ at 177 Chrystie Street

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 at 5:16 am by
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Thus far, Le Turtle has gone the less-traveled path, having quietly opened without the thrust of pay-to-play PR. Probably because the new restaurant, co-helmed by Taavo Somer and Carlos Quirarte (plus silent partner Nathan Lowman) is testing the proverbial waters without its beer-wine license.

The sixteen-table “French New Wave” spot took over from Antonioni’s at 177 Chrystie Street earlier this year. An extensive renovation period followed, resulting in some interesting design elements like an elevated twelve-seat booth recessed into the wall. Private parties for corporate organizations started happening as early as three months ago.

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Elevated seating at Le Turtle

Blanca veteran Greg Proechel is in the kitchen. Below is the menu … if you care about such things.

Le Turtle Dinner Menu

[h/t Grub St]

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