Le French Diner

Le French Diner Owner Plans Clinton Street ‘Windmill’

Posted April 6, 2018 at 5:07 am

This was inevitable, and further evidence that legit gallery bars rarely succeed. Relative newcomer Galeria is on its way out. In its place, a new venture from a familiar face. The two-year-old Galeria is a bar-restaurant on Clinton Street where everything is considered “artwork” with a price, from the furnishings to the plants and shot glasses. […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick of the Week: Brunch at the ‘New’ Le French Diner

Posted March 18, 2014 at 9:30 am

As previously reported, we knew Zucco: Le French Diner at 188 Orchard Street has reopened under new ownership.   It is now simply “Le French Diner” with Artur, Pierre, and Burcu running the show. Burcu, previously from The John Dory in the Ace Hotel, is the Chef in front of the small but mighty open […]

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Le French Diner Reopens Under New Ownership on Orchard Street

Posted February 20, 2014 at 5:02 am

Le French Diner made its illustrious return at 188 Orchard Street this week. A giddy Boogie reader writes to inform us that the soft opening was Tuesday evening. He says, “Spoke to the guys behind the bar, who were French, and so is the chef apparently. The menu looks good.” Indeed, fans of the old […]

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Memorial for Zucco Outside Le French Diner

Posted February 14, 2013 at 6:37 am

At that precise moment, the beloved Zucco suffered a heart attacked, falling to the pavement outside his venerated Lower East Side establishment on Orchard Street.

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Dedegumo Watch Store Soft-Opens at 188 Orchard Street

Posted November 18, 2010 at 6:38 am

Since the Jelana Behrand Studio relocated to 181 Chrystie Street last May, 188 Orchard Street has given the rest of the block a dose of silent treatment.  Vacant. Quiet. Not a peep.  But the six-month period of silence was broken in early October when work began on a new concept for the space.  No, not […]

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Jelena Behrand Studio Moves to 181 Chrystie Street

Last modified March 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm

The Orchard Street no man’s land between East Houston and Stanton Street is officially down another business.  Last week, Jelena Behrand dropped news on her blog that, after over a decade, her eponymous jewelry studio at 188 Orchard was moving to a different neighborhood location.  Indeed, the new space was announced just yesterday – Jelena Behrand […]

The Sunday Show to Donate Money to Zucco Funeral Fund

Posted February 24, 2010 at 6:25 am

This Sunday (2/28) is the first Sunday Show of 2010 at the Slipper Room on Orchard Street. One of the regular performers informed us that a portion of proceeds from this show will go toward ensuring Zucco can return to France.

Reminder: Today is Fundraiser for Zucco

Posted February 21, 2010 at 10:05 am

Today is the fundraiser to help Zucco’s family cover medical, travel, and funeral expenses.  The event will kick off at 5 p.m. at 200 Orchard Street. Visit the Facebook fan page for more details.

How You Can Help Zucco Return to France

Last modified February 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm

As reported earlier, Le French Diner is trying to raise funds in order to help return Zucco to France (“because I want to go back to my mom’s graveyard”).  If you are interested in donating to the cause, please consider the following. Contributions can be given through donation boxes located at the French Diner, AOC, […]

Zucco Memorial Service at Angel Orensanz Last Night

Last modified February 18, 2010 at 9:43 am

Last night was the funeral service for the beloved Zucco, the proprietor of Le French Diner who passed away last weekend of a heart attack.  One reader, Steven Gibaldi, attended and emailed us some of his thoughts. [Zucco 12/22/07, Courtesy of Steven Gibaldi] Once again, Angel Orensanz on Norfolk St. provided the space and context […]