Paul Lyons Named Chef at The Good King Tavern

By Danya Henninger  |  September 27, 2013
Credit: Danya Henninger

At the beginning of August, we had the news that the Grigri family was taking over the former Chick’s Social at Seventh and Kater and turning it into The Good King (“tavern” has since been appended to the name).

Now The Insider has a target date for the bistro that father-daughter team Bernard and Chloe Grigri are opening (late October), and also some more exciting news: Paul Lyons has been named opening chef. Lyons (above, right) was chef de cuisine this summer at Morgan’s Pier (he recently left), and also worked with George Sabatino at Stateside and Barbuzzo. Located just south of South Street, the bar has the potential to develop into a real hot spot. We’ll be looking forward to it.

UPDATE: Chloe Grigri reached out with some additional details on the new bar's intended style. It will be a French-inspired affair, with wine served in pichets, small, personal pitchers as well as draft beer and reinterpreted French tavern cuisine. Bar Ferdinand's Owen Kamahira is helping update the interior design to go along.