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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Lespinasse Restaurant Review

: NEWS FLASH: WE REGRET TO INFORM THAT LESPINASSE WILL BE CLOSED AS OF APRIL 19, 2003. Chef Christian Delouvrier's restrained classic French style perfectly matches the formal jewelbox of a dining room decorated in luxurious Louis XV style, and every dish that emerges from the kitchen indicates that the chef is on sure footing. Sautéed langoustine, grilled venison and poached chicken with black truffles sound simple, but imagine a chicken with so many truffles stuffed beneath the skin that it looks black---that's an example of Delouvrier's intoxicating results. Service can be flawless and the wine list is one of the best in the city. Even in these fiscally glum times, the famed Lespinasse quality comes at a price (a bowl of soup can go for $35, which makes the $135 tasting menu a deal) that apparently many diners are willing to pay.
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