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Ago at Greenwich Hotel Will Soon Be A-Gone

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December 12, 2008 at 10:14 AM | by | Comment (1)

Please excuse our silly puns but it's Friday (Holla!) Eater is reporting that Jean-Georges Vongerichten (does anyone have a phonic guide to pronouncing his name?) will take over the space that is currently occupied by the failed Ago restaurant inside The Greenwich Hotel.

Ago, a sort of chain from Chef Agostini Sciandri, never could recover from the beatdown that NY Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni gave it in the form of zero stars. From Eater:

[Jean-Georges] tells us he is very close to a deal on the space, and while we're sure Bobby DeNiro will be involved in some capacity as he is an owner of the hotel, the restaurant won't live on in its current incarnation.

We wish we could say this saddens us or something but whatever. Bring on the JGV, a chef with mad experience opening restaurants inside hotels. Some examples? The Mercer Kitchen at the Mercer Hotel, Prime at the Bellagio, and a sweet contract with Starwood Hotels to open his Spice Market restaurants in W Hotels.

For now, the Ago restaurant is still listed on the hotel's website and is still in service. We'll keep you posted on when that changes.

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can't wait

I remember when the Bruni review came out and I secretly snickered at The Greenwich's bad fortune. I think they are cursed and I'm pretty sure it's because they remove the reservations of bloggers. Hmmm.

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