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Mar 25, 2014 03:23 PM

La Grenouille owner Charles Masson splits from restaurant

I just read this on Grubstreet:

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  1. This is troubling, LG is an institution and Charles is a large part of that...

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    1. re: Hey19

      Maybe LG won't change much since Charles Masson's younger brother Philippe is taking over.

    2. Heading there next Wednesday night - will report any obvious changes

        1. re: villainx

          Yes have been twice since Charles has left and thought I wrote a review - all in all almost all the staff is the same - Bertrand still running the back room - Brian at the Bar - Charles' brother seems a bot out of place bouncing around but he is very pleasant and helpful - the flower arrangements are just as powerful as ever and the food is rock solid.

          No discernible changes I can attest to after two meals, one just me and my wife and another with a party of 8

          1. re: carlylecat

            Thank you for reporting back, it is reassuring to know there are no radical changes!

              1. re: carlylecat

                Thanks! I was eagerly awaiting your review. Never been but had scheduled a lunch which I canceled because of the transition. But I'll shoot for it next celebration dining.


              According to NYTImes, Gisele Masson, 'the mother' has passed.