It’s Official: Scott Conant Will Replace Table 8

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We knew Govind Armstrong’s Table 8 was not long for this world when we heard that Scott Conant was hiring chefs for a new restaurant at the Cooper Square Hotel, but PR now confirms the worst-kept secret in town: “The Cooper Square Hotel is pleased to announce that chef Scott Conant is joining the hotel to open a new restaurant. As of today, January 4th, the restaurant will close for renovations, and Conant’s newly designed restaurant will open in the coming weeks.” And so Conant joins Keith McNally, Daniel Boulud, and Taavo Somer as the latest Bowery boy.

Earlier: Is Table 8 Closer to Closing?