‘Brigitte’ Officially Opens Tonight on Canal Street

Posted on: September 29th, 2017 at 5:10 am by

The friends and family grace period is up. Brigitte is ready to roll, and opens tonight at the northeast corner of Canal and Ludlow Streets. Thus concludes two years of relative calm here.

Brigitte takes the torch from Skal, and calls itself a Brazilian-French “hidden gem” located in “probably the last area with an edgy feel in Manhattan.” They aim to become that ever-elusive “neighborhood spot” for locals. You can be the judge of that, though.

With another French spot now at 37 Canal, it harkens back to the store’s pedigree as the onetime Les Enfants Terribles. That locals haunt served this area of Chinatown/Lower East Side for a decade before foundering in 2012. Icelandic outpost Skal followed, but couldn’t quite turn it out, and folded in 2015.

As previously reported, Scott Alling, Anthony Coppers, and Thomas Besnard of Convivium Catering subsequently took over the corporation, then partnered with David Goodman and Oli Stephensen (from Skal) on the new endeavor.

And below is the menu, if you’re so inclined:

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