Chevalier in the Baccarat Hotel has shut its doors

The Four Seasons Restaurant is not the only fine dining establishment in midtown to close its doors last week. Chevalier, the French restaurant in the Baccarat Hotel from Michelin-starred executive chef Shea Gallante, has quietly closed down after a little more than a year open, according to Eater.

“It’s a sad moment when a restaurant closes, ” Charles Masson, one of the restauranteurs who opened Chevalier told Eater. “A restaurant is a very costly endeavor – it’s not something you should try at home.”

LLNYC reviewed Chevalier back in December, when we wrote that the restaurant was “about as luxurious as they come,” citing the white truffle supplement, the excellent $22 cocktails and — of course — Baccarat crystal glasses.

Presumably the Baccarat will be installing a new restaurant in the space, though there’s no word on whether or not they will be keeping the lavish interiors, which include a column of red resin at the entrance. [Eater]