Back in March, this reporter was dismayed to discover that charming restaurateur Toney Edwards had finally lost his long, drawn-out legal fight to protect his beloved French bistro Le Madeleine from the wrecking ball.
Landlord Mark Scharfman was reportedly planning to tear down the single-story structure on West 43rd Street and replace it Read More
"The irony – business is very strong. Strongest ever!" said Toney Edwards.
When The Observer passed by Mr. Edwards’s embattled Le Madeleine bistro on West 43rd Street last week, the joint was packed.
This week? Tumbleweeds. Another French bistro bites the dust. This reporter feels bad for both Mr. Edwards and his Read More
A bartender put it bluntly— “We’ve gotten signatures, but it doesn’t matter; they don’t care,” she said—as a trio of glum patrons turned away from the zinc-topped bar and altogether exited the embattled Hell’s Kitchen eatery Le Madeleine on Sunday night.
The cozy, candle-lit French bistro’s usually appetizing smells of grilled quail and duck Read More