Omnivore - French American Brasserie bites the dust

Downtown French closes its doors


The AJC is reporting that French American Brasserie, also known as F.A.B., has closed. The owners are planning to open a new restaurant, named F&B, at the Ritz-Carlton Residences.

F.A.B. never quite hit the heights in people's hearts of its predecessor, Brasserie Le Coze, which was located in Lenox Square Mall but moved out in 2006. For a while former Joel chef Cyrille Holota ran the kitchen at F.A.B, but never seemed to have the creative leeway to make the restaurant great. (Holota has now landed at BLT Steak, where his influence is more successful.)

What interests me is what type of place will end up in that F.A.B. location.