Say Bonjour to Monsieur Bistro

A new French restaurant is poised to open its doors later this year.
Say Bonjour to Monsieur Bistro
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The team behind Maison Close in SoHo is bringing a new restaurant concept to the Upper East Side. Located at 853 Lexington Avenue, Monsieur Bistro will offer easy, straightforward French and Mediterranean food. Thibaut Castet and Theliau Probst are the restaurateurs enriching New York City’s French dining options one restaurant at a time.

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Castet and Probst’s other concept Maison Close is a more serious restaurant, as the white tablecloths might indicate. While that restaurant is focused on being a destination for stand-out occasions like celebrations and birthdays, Probst and Caset hope for Monsieur Bistro to strike a different tone. 

What Now NY connected with Probst over the phone to hear more about plans for Monsieur Bistro. 

“We’ve been dreaming about having a restaurant in the Upper East Side for a while, and hope that Monsieur Bistro will become a part of the neighborhood,” said Probst. “We want to offer great food that can be taken to-go for lunch or dinner. For people wanting a sit-down meal, we will have a great atmosphere that welcomes everyone.”

Probst mentioned that the area Monsieur Bistro will serve is the first neighborhood he lived in when he moved to the U.S. 15 years ago. Now, Probst will be able to feed the community that once welcomed him with open arms. 

Patch.com notes that Monsieur Bistro will operate daily from 11 a.m. to midnight based on what Pabst and Castet said during a community board 8 meeting.

At the time of publication, Monsieur Bistro’s team is working to lock down the menu. Construction is set to begin shortly with some cosmetic updates to the space. 

Probst shared that the ideal opening date for Monsieur Bistro is September 1.

Daisy Dow

Daisy Dow

Daisy is a seasoned freelance writer interested in small businesses, marketing strategies and history. Originally from Georgia, she attended Kenyon College before moving onto life in the big city. You can usually spot Daisy in the window of a neighborhood café, as her hunt for the world’s best cup of coffee continues.
Daisy Dow

Daisy Dow

Daisy is a seasoned freelance writer interested in small businesses, marketing strategies and history. Originally from Georgia, she attended Kenyon College before moving onto life in the big city. You can usually spot Daisy in the window of a neighborhood café, as her hunt for the world’s best cup of coffee continues.

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