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Bistro La Tour is closing!

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EatDrinkAndBeMary Mar 27, 2008 08:22 AM

The quaint, antique-laden bistro on 3rd between 75th and 76th, La Tour, is closing (I believe at the end of this week). They are famous for their "All you can eat moule et frite" for $19. You can choose from four different broths and gorge yourself one last time.

The word is that the owner finally bought the building (which he's been trying to do for quite some time), and will now lease the restaurant space himself.

Just thought some of you Upper East Siders would like the inside scoop, so you could say a proper goodbye.

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    gerryvisco Apr 10, 2008 11:42 PM

    Do you happen to know who the owner is? Wanted to get in touch with him for more info. Thanks!

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      jeanki Mar 27, 2008 09:16 AM

      That's too bad, I always found it one of the better values on the UES, and tasty moules frites. All good things must come to an end.

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        MMRuth Mar 27, 2008 09:19 AM

        We went to little Belgian place about two months ago around the corner but I never posted a review - I think it's called Bistro B? The moules - and the food generally - were very good, though I recall the meal being much pricier than we'd anticipated. I also recall that we drank more than usual that night though!

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          esyle Apr 11, 2008 05:47 AM

          I think you mean B Cafe on 75 b/t 2 and 3. Food isn't bad, but have had problems w/their service and the bartender who I found quite unfriendly on a few occasions.

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            MMRuth Apr 11, 2008 05:48 AM

            Yes - that's it, thanks. We were there early - the place was empty when we arrived, and the owner was very friendly. He did have a conversation in French, parts of which I understood, with the bartender about how I wanted my drink (Lillet, chilled, no ice, wedge of lime) and my sense was that the bartender wasn't thrilled about it!

      2. MMRuth Mar 27, 2008 08:28 AM

        Thanks for the information, and I'm sorry to hear that. It's one of those "sleeper" places that we occasionally go to during the week.

        On this "will now lease the restaurant space himself" - I'm just curious - if he's buying the building, why is he closing the restaurant?

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          EatDrinkAndBeMary Mar 27, 2008 08:30 AM

          Apparently because he doesn't want to work to make money. Wish we were all so lucky. :)

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