Daniel Boulud Opens Restaurant at The Beekman

Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud has opened Le Gratin, his Downtown Manhattan casual restaurant housed on the ground floor of The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel. Le Gratin is inspired by the bouchons and bistros of Chef Boulud’s hometown of Lyon, France.

Located in the Financial District, Le Gratin is just steps away from City Hall, the Fulton transit hub, the Oculus at World Trade Center, Tribeca and the revitalized Seaport District. Its name is not only inspired by Chef Boulud’s memory of his mother’s homemade gratin dishes and the many classic gratin recipes he learned as a young chef, but is also a French expression referring to the “who’s who” in the room.

Guillaume Ginther, Le Gratin’s executive chef, is a native of Strasbourg, France and an alumnus of Restaurant Daniel and former chef of Le Coq Rico Bistro in New York. Kristyn Onasch, Le Gratin’s executive pastry chef, is an alumna of Chef Boulud’s Mediterranean restaurant, Boulud Sud.

The menu showcases French classics from Chef Boulud’s childhood, with seasonal flavors. Every month the menu will include regional cuisine with an iconic French dish to share, while featuring special ingredients from local purveyors. The dessert menu balances French classics alongside options that highlight seasonal fruits.

The wine list has over 100 offerings, with a focus on the wine radius around Lyon, including Beaujolais, Maconnais, Côte de Vienne and Collines Rhôdaniennes. A selection of international wines will also be available. The cocktail menu offers both the classics and drinks customarily enjoyed in the bouchons of Lyon. A good selection of fortified wines and bitter liqueurs are offered as aperitifs and digestifs.

Le Gratin’s interior design transports guests to the bright and boisterous bistros of France. In addition, Marc Dennis, a local Brooklyn-based artist known for his hyper-realistic paintings, has created several floral-themed artworks to be featured throughout the dining room.

Le Gratin is open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner service.

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