Saturday, October 10, 2015

Now open: The Good King Tavern

A bar with a touch of France, a touch south of South Street.

Now open: The Good King Tavern


The Good King Tavern is in its opening week at 614 S. Seventh St., in the former Chick's Social across from Nomad Pizza.

This is a father-daughter partnership: Bernard Grigri, a French-born businessman, and Chloe Grigri, who's been in and out of the biz.

They've enlisted Paul Lyons, a former chef de cuisine at Barbuzzo and Jamonera and more recently chef de cuisine at Morgan's Pier, to execute a French tavern menu.

With help from Owen Kamihira, they considerably lightened up the classic barroom interior, whose antique mirrors and old-fashioned lighting impart a certain comfortable sexiness. There's seating in booths and tables, as well as at a  wooden, high-top communal table.

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Menu/bar list is here - pichets of wine, anyone? - though Lyons also puts on a chalkboard menu.

For now, it's open nightly.
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