Ramsay's London Bar to Modernize As Maze

Maybe it'll be exciting after one more glass Photo: Jeff Mermelstein

Though visitors to London often find Gordon Ramsays namesake restaurant there to be as much of a snooze as the one here, they frequently rave about the edgy cooking done at Maze, Ramsays modernist outpost helmed by El Bulli alumni Jason Atherton in Grosvenor Square. Given that Ramsays London Bar here in New York is even less talked about than Gordon Ramsay at the London, it makes sense, then, that the the former will soon be rebranded as Maze, and fitted out with a much more modern menu. Or so a source with access to Ramsay inner circles tells us. Ramsays PR people deny that anything is in the works, and its not clear whether Atherton or Gordon Ramsay NYC executive chef Josh Emett will be running the kitchen, but expect to see more Maze-like dishes, which look far more exciting, at least from its Website menus. If thats the kind of thing thats coming to New York, a buzz spike will be as sure as it is deserved.