Now open: The Good King Tavern

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Owners Chloe Grigri and Bernard Grigri with chef Paul Lyons at The Good King Tavern, 614 S. Seventh St.

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.

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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