Laurent Tourondel Resurfaces With a New Restaurant in Midtown

A year after the BLT Group announced its split with the chef who gave the company its name, Lauren Tourondel has resurfaced in Midtown.

Diner's Journal reports that the chef will open an American-style brasserie in the Cassa Hotel and Residences on West 45th Street sometime this summer. It will have 150 seats and serve food from morning till night.

The restaurant will be the third in Tourondel's current portfolio: Last May, he opened LT Burger in Sag Harbor, and is still working with the BLT Market located in the Ritz-Carlton Central Park.

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