Iconic French restaurant Cafe Largo has new owners. Here’s what has changed.

  • By Helen Freund
  • Published Feb. 9 Updated Feb. 11

Dominique Christini, capping a 35-year run at his iconic French restaurant Cafe Largo, hung his proverbial chef’s toque for the last time. That was it — c’est fini. It was time to retire. “When you’ve been standing in front of the stove for 50 years, your knees need a rest,” he said during a recent phone call. Christini’s knees probably could have used a rest sooner — he mulled over the idea of selling the restaurant for several years and fielded more than a few prospective suitors. But he couldn’t leave without knowing his restaurant was in good hands.

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