L’Oubli Gourmet Bar at 188 Suffolk Delayed One More Week

Posted on: August 3rd, 2010 at 6:17 am by

Last week, the Insatiable Critic brought word that the L’Oubli Gourmet Bar would open tomorrow at 188 Suffolk Street.  This is not to be.  The watering hole is allegedly still waiting on its liquor license, so management decided to delay the opening another week to August 9. The awning is in place and the space almost ready to go.

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Back in April, L’Oubli appeared before Community Board 3 for a full liquor license, but their application was initially denied [PDF] unless certain criteria were met.  Namely that it must “operate as a full service tavern restaurant serving French small plates during all hours of operation,” and that “it will play ambient background music only.”

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The father-son team of Eric and Ben Demarchelier are at the helm of this venture, which will cater to a capacity of fifty-five people.  Expect a weekly rotating cocktail list and some of Grandma Demarchelier’s recipes.  We had a sneak peek behind the brown window paper last night – exposed brick decor with a well-worn wooden bar (say that three times fast!).

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