Chef Aidan O’Neal has plans to turn the space into a new restaurant serving French and British food sometime in early spring…
O’Neal worked as head chef with fellow Canadians at the M. Wells restaurants, and late last year, he left a job at celebrated Cafe Altro Paradiso, where he’d been chef de cuisine since the restaurant opened in early 2016…
“It’s taking a reference point from humble French and English food and trying to elevate it a little bit.”
O’Neal, who is from Vancouver, tells Gothamist that as a nod to Canada “there’ll be maple syrup everywhere.”
The fried chicken and biscuits are available with or without gluten, as are the mac and cheese, potpies, several sandwiches and some of the desserts. He makes his own gluten-free flour, and cooks his grits in coconut milk, to accommodate dairy-free diets. The dozen or so sides are based mostly on organic vegetables, and there are also rotisserie chickens.
4 Bedford Avenue (at Lorimer)