Matt Levin's new restaurant

Chef Matt Levin, who parted company with Lacroix at the Rittenhouse in December, says he is about to sign a lease at 201 Green St. in Northern Liberties. It's the ground floor of that great big warehouse-y looking building just off Second and Spring Garden Streets, across from Penn Herb.

He'll call the place Masano, using the first two letters of himself and sons Sam and Noah. He hopes to open this summer, cooking in a style that's similar to the edgy eats he did at Lacroix but at lower prices.

Levin is partnered with the Eagles Jon Runyan.

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