I just saw on Elizabeth Large’s dining blog that the current owners of Brasserie Tatin sold the restaurant to someone from the now-closed Boccaccio, who plans to open an Italian restaurant there. Tatin’s last day is Tuesday (Dec. 23).
If you can, try and visit the restaurant before it closes. I was there a few weeks ago and had a lovely meal. I was planning to run a review soon. Here’s what I wrote about my visit:
A contemporary French restaurant in the midst of vintage apartment buildings in the Homewood area is a visual surprise when you enter the front door, tucked inside the Broadview apartments. Tiny lights cascade down a wall in the sophisticated bar, black tabletops glisten in the dining room, and sleek banquettes in modern-day tangerine and turquoise hues add poufs of color. We had to agree with one diner who exclaimed, "I love these sparkly tables. I feel like I’m on Broadway." Indeed, the staff and kitchen do everything they can to put on a worthwhile show. Appetizers like succulent frog legs in garlic aioli and rich slabs of country pâté arrive quickly. Entrées live up to expectations, too—from a classic roasted chicken with marvelously crackly skin to humongous diver scallops in a fresh St. Jacques interpretation with rum and vanilla. And you must have dessert before bidding au revoir. How can you not succumb to tarte tatin, a wedge of caramelized, tender apples with crème fraîche and a tart green-apple sorbet?