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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Gayle Restaurant Review: Gayle is a friendly storefront in Queen Village, just off of South Street. Despite a pedigree that includes two years at the helm of Le Bec Fin locally, and work with Rocco DiSpirito, Gray Kunz and Jean-Georges Vongerichten in New York City, chef Daniel Stern didn’t open a formal fine dining restaurant for his first solo enterprise (his second spot is Rae). Instead, this 35-seater is downright homey, from the black-and-white family photos on the wall to the mellow jazz soundtrack and cozy back patio. Menu descriptions are intriguing, with options like sweetbreads, lemon and chestnut and the pairing of smoked beef tenderloin with shepherd’s pie. Just know that pork and beans, Dan Stern-style, isn’t what you might expect. Order à la carte, or from the five-course menu ($75) or eight-course ($95) chef’s tasting menu.