Democracy and Transparency at Graydon Carter’s Beatrice Inn

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Opening later this month. Photo: Carter: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images, Beatrice: Yun Cee Ng

The Post has more on the newly sign-adorned Beatrice Inn's return to accessible prices and democratic table-doling. When the onetime notorious nightspot reopens as a restaurant later this month under Graydon Carter's stewardship, it will reportedly have "a published phone number and reservations on OpenTable" (sounds familiar), and a first-come, first-served seating policy. As the paper notes, this marks a return to the Beatrice's longtime role as a sort of bohemian cafeteria, where guests (many famous) would often dine nightly, keeping a tab they'd pay at the end of the month. Carter confirms: "Democracy will be the order of the day," which we'll truly believe when we see it. Guess unlisted numbers are a little too pre-recession. [NYP]