It's official. Philly's most famous restaurant, Le Bec Fin, is closing up shop for good on Saturday night after 43 years in business. And, if you're trying to get a table on the eve of June 15, don't bother, as they're already booked solid. We're hearing that there are still a few seats available for dinner throughout the week, and, if you don't mind lunch at Le Bec, you should be good to go.
If this sounds familiar, Le Bec-Fin 1.0 shut down when Georges Perrier sold the business to a new regime last Spring, but the reboot was a failure out of the gate, and version 2.0 barely lasted a year. This time, though, Le Bec Fin is really dead, as Michelin-starred chef Justin Bogle is coming in with an entirely new concept. Former LBF chef Chris Scarduzio is in the mix too as director of operations for the new restaurant. No word yet on an official opening date, but stay tuned.