Mario Batali's La Sirena Is Closing

by Stephanie Maida · September 19, 2018

    It hasn’t been a great year for Mario Batali - rightfully so. Since allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced last December, the Crocs-wearing chef has been fired from The Chew and his restaurants have struggled. Now, the first of his eateries is officially set to close.

    La Sirena, the airy Italian space at Chelsea’s Maritime Hotel, will be shutting its doors by the end of the year, Eater has confirmed.

    One of B&B Hospitality Group’s biggest properties, the Michelin starred spot has reportedly been struggling since before the allegations, but when two top chefs left this summer, it seemed the news was imminent.

    While we’ll miss the admittedly chic little courtyard, life goes on. Eater reports another group of restaurateurs have been eyeing the place and may be turning it into a steakhouse.

    Hey, carbs are out! Keto is in!