Failed ‘La Gamelle’ to Return Next Month as Greek Restaurant

Posted on: February 28th, 2018 at 5:02 am by

Despite appearances to the contrary, La Gamelle will not return to the Bowery. The French Bistro – born in early 2015 – hasn’t served a morsel since last summer. However, its owner is reportedly making a comeback here at 241 Bowery.

You’ll recall that founding chef Mathieu Palombino departed La Gamelle in January 2016, nine months after it opened. Then last August, ownership applied to Community Board 3 to officially transfer his 50% stake in La Gamelle to partner Dimitri Vlahakis (Esperanto, Summit Bar). The measure was approved by the board, but the liquor license still shows both names.

Nevertheless, Vlahakis is planning a successor at 241 Bowery. Word on the street is that it will be a Greek restaurant, and should bow sometime next month. Not much else is known at the moment, though, or whether an appearance before CB3 is forthcoming.

La Gamelle debuted in May 2015 as the French-leaning descendant of Palombino’s Bowery Diner. (Let’s not forget the Chez Jef pop-up.) The Bowery bistro netted negative reviews out of the gate.

241 Bowery, August 2009

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