- Dena May 11, 1999 01:59 PM
There was a wonderful little French restaurant, La
Gauloise, on 6th Avenue & 13th Street. It closed a
few years back, much to my dismay and my husband's.
My question is this: does anyone know the name of the
chef who worked there and, more important, where
he/she is now?
re: Joe Schling
Joe, thanks for the reply about the chef from the late, lamented La Gauloise. I did searches on NY Sidewalk and Citysearch and I don't seem to be able to locate the new bistro you mentioned. The only name that came up that was close was the Cafe de Bruxelles on Greenwich Avenue (near 13th Street), which has been in business for quite a long time. Are you able to tell me anything more specific than just that it's on 7th Avenue? For example, is it in the Village or further uptown? And is the name that you gave me (Bruxxelles) correct? Any more details would be really helpful.
Don't know about the chef you're looking for, but Bruxelles is only a block from 7th, right near the movie theater (Greenwich Arts, I think. It's a dump, actually). It's a nifty little Belgian place with (naturally) an extensive beer selection and great moules-frites. Or just frites, if you're so inclined. I think it's only been there 3-4 years -- not terribly new, but it could fit into your time frame.
Thanks for your input, but I've just called the Cafe de Bruxelles to confirm what I thought -- they've been in business for at least 40 years -- so that can't be the new restaurant that Joe was referring to in his posting. BTW, I've dined at the Cafe de Bruxelles many times in the past and have always enjoyed it.
The chef I'm looking for is the one who used to be at La Gauloise, on 6th Ave & 11th St., which closed a few years ago.