Le Gratin

Michelin-Starred Chef Daniel Boulud will open his newest restaurant, LE GRATIN, at The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel, May 6.

Housed in the former Augustine space, on the ground floor , LE GRATIN is located in the heart of FiDi, just steps away from City Hall, the Fulton transit hub, the Oculus, World Trade Center, Tribeca and the revitalized Seaport District.

Inspired by his hometown of Lyon, France, Chef Daniel has envisioned a casual dining experience influenced by the notable bouchons and bistros of Lyon, best known for their lively ambiance, warm service, and soulful Lyonnais-style cuisine.

“The name, LE GRATIN, is inspired not only by the fond memory of my mother’s delicious gratin home recipes, but also the many classic gratin recipes that I learned to make as a young chef. ‘Le gratin’ is also a funny way in France to refer to the ‘who’s who’ of a party and the life of the ‘see and be seen,’” said Chef Daniel Boulud“From the time I could hold a spoon, I remember savoring my favorite potato dish at home – Le Gratin Dauphinois, and Gratin de Cardons. All along my life, to this day, we make these specialties on many occasions. No dishes remain more classic than these. I want LE GRATIN to feel like the perfect place to gather with good friends and to make it a downtown hangout where everyone comes to relax and celebrate all of life’s moments.”

The menu will feature classic French dishes and Lyonnais specialties like the famed dish “quenelle de brochet au gratin,” a rustic and delicious dish made of pike mousse crusted with cheese in a mushroom sauce. Chef Daniel will keep a rustic approach to seasonality, bright flavors, and classic cuisine. Iconic French dishes to share will rotate monthly while highlighting local purveyors.

“Just one year after the eventful opening of Le Pavillon at One Vanderbilt, we are excited to bring a new sibling to the Dinex Group Downtown and offer an informal French destination to the New York dining scene,” said Sebastien Silvestri, CEO of Dinex Restaurant Group. “Lower Manhattan has completely transformed with so much cultural activity and excitement, we’re looking forward to opening Daniel’s first Bouchon Lyonnais. A destination for everyone that can also cater well to the needs of its vibrant residential neighborhood and burgeoning business community.”

For more information and reservations, visit legratinnyc.com.