Restaurateur Gabe Stulman is back and better than ever with his new sure-to-be hot spot Jolene

The past year has certainly not been an easy one for the hospitality icon, who saw three of his restaurants (Fedora, Bar Sardine and Simon & The Whale) close permanently due to the pandemic. But the creative has been quick to pivot, taking the opportunity to envision exactly what a post-Covid restaurant should look like. And such is Jolene. 

Inspired by the timeless appeal of Cafe de Flore in Paris, Stulman's created a restaurant for all occasions - where people can sit at their leisure and just enjoy a bottle of wine, sip on a cappuccino and peruse a magazine, or settle in for an hours-long three-course meal.

Housed in the same location as his short-lived 2019 venture The Jones (thanks to an understanding landlord, Gabe was able to hold onto the lease throughout the pandemic), Jolene will feature a delicious menu crafted by Partner and Executive Chef James McDuffee. How does Chickpea Panisse, Lamb Tartare, Chopped Steak Frites or Herbed Potato Chips sound? 

To start, Jolene is open for dinner five days a week, and will slowly roll out additional meals over time. Click through for a sneak peek of the deliciousness that awaits!

[Photos by Eric Medsker]