This just in: RM Seafood has shuttered it’s fine dining operation for the forseeable future. ELV learned this during a panel discussion of chefs at the BITAC convention luncheon of hotel operators this afternoon at Encore. The downstairs Cafe continues to operate and is going great guns from our recent drive-bys of the place.
Rick “Sustainable Fish Man” Moonen” assures us that the upstairs, more formal operation is only on temporary hiatus until things loosen up, and he and Sobel will be pouring their hearts into the bar menu (upstairs) and keeping the Cafe humming along. (ELV regrets the wording of his original post that may have misled readers into thinking the entire operation had shut down.)
The good news is uber-chef Adam Sobel is now on board there assisting uber-uber-chef Rick Moonen in both revising the downstairs RM Cafe menu, and eventually looking to put RM (upstairs) on the Michelin map where it belongs.
The bad news is that those looking for a dose of Moonen’s finely tuned, sustainable seafood may have to wait for a while.