November 1, 2014
Dear valued friends & L’Absinthe family,
It is with great regret, after 19 years of devoted service, that L’Absinthe announces that it is closing its doors. An unforeseen and urgent situation with the new building proprietor is the cause for this immediate closing.
My deepest gratitude to our gracious customers, friends and the city of New York, most notably the incomparable Upper East Side for nearly two decades of support. Many thanks to my dedicated and loyal staff; without you, the success of l’Absinthe would have not been possible.
It is with great sorrow, yet with great appreciation for a most precious chapter in my career that I bid you "au revoir".
Chef Jean Michel Bergougnoux