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The 'Snobbiest Restaurant In New York' Is Launching A Casual Spinoff Concept


Le Bilboquet, the French restaurant the New York Post dubbed "the snobbiest restaurant in New York," is launching a café spinoff.

Café Bilboquet will occupy 1,400 SF on the ground floor and a lower level at 26 East 60th St., on the same block as its parent restaurant from owner Philippe Delgrange. It plans to open in the spring in the former space of Gene's Coffee Shop.

Cushman & Wakefield's retail team of Jim Downey, Eric Le Goff and Hillary Muss represented Delgrange on what the firm called "the first transaction for its new café spinoff, Café Bilboquet."

"This was an exciting opportunity for Le Bilboquet to introduce a more relaxed cafe concept by building on its already existing highly successful restaurant in the neighborhood," Downey said in a release. "Everything Philippe Delgrange has done is well conceived and beautifully designed, and Café Bilboquet will not be an exception."

Delgrange said his customer base, which includes a who's who of NYC celebrities, would be thrilled at a more casual option between Park and Madison, serving coffee, salads, pastries, wine, beer and champagne. 

Related Topics: James Downey, Le Bilboquet