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Bayport's Le Soir Hopes to Re-Open by Christmas

The famed French eatery is rebuilding after a July fire ravaged the well-known establishment.

Bayport's famed Le Soir restaurant is rebuilding and hopes to open by the Christmas holiday, according to the eatery's owners.

"We are on our way to reconstructing after the fire and working as fast as we can," owner Janina Kaziewicz told Patch in an interview today. "We are shooting for Christmas to re-open."

The famed French restaurant, which has been at its Bayport Avenue-Montauk Highway location since 1977, suffered a severe fire in the early hours of July 14 that fire officials believed began in the basement.

Workers have been seen doing construction work and repair for several weeks.

The restaurant will be rebuilt as it was, said Kaziewicz, who owns the establishment with her husband and top chef Michael.

"We are working under a fire permit which means it will be the same size restaurant as before. There is no room for expansion. It will be the way it was," said Kaziewicz, who is affectionately known by longtime customers as Jasia.

H. Marx September 29, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Best restaurant I've been to. Highest rating from Zagat, Prix Fixe everyday except the weekends, dinners started under $30 and the portions are huge. Add to that a very courteous group of people working there.
Tom Mariner December 08, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I am not going to say anything nice about my favorite restaurant. Because if I do, you'll grab my reservation. Oh OK, one thing -- the Pate de Campagne is outrageous. And don't take me seriously, but the new look with the wonderful windows will make the place even more light and inviting. It's no reason to try and get your table reserved ahead of mine, but Janina and her crew are not only great at what they do, but pleasant as well. I live in Bayport, so I get preference! But that does make me prejudiced, so if I say it is the best French restaurant this side of Ile Saint Louis, you won't call to see if you can get in. But be kind and don't step on me -- I'm the guy in the sleeping bag waiting in line for the opening.
Tom Mariner December 08, 2012 at 08:58 PM
I am not going to say anything nice about my favorite restaurant. Because if I do, you'll grab my reservation. Oh OK, one thing -- the Pate de Campagne is outrageous. And don't take me seriously, but the new look with the wonderful windows will make the place even more light and inviting. It's no reason to try and get your table reserved ahead of mine, but Janina and her crew are not only great at what they do, but pleasant as well. I live in Bayport, so I get preference! But that does make me prejudiced, so if I say it is the best French restaurant this side of Ile Saint Louis, you won't call to see if you can get in. But be kind and don't step on me -- I'm the guy in the sleeping bag camped outside the door in line for the opening.
Robin Pfister January 27, 2013 at 12:53 AM
So....when will you be open?! It's my sons birthday Sunday!
Robin Pfister January 27, 2013 at 12:55 AM
When will you be opening?!!

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