La Goulue getting Ready to Open In Palm Beach

Bring on the  Cheese Souffle

French restaurant La Goulue, which came to fame in New York City after its 1974 opening is coming to Palm Beach early this year.

It will be the concept’s first location outside of New York.

La Goulue is slated to open at 288 S. County Road in Palm Beach, just south of The Breakers Palm Beach resort. The restaurant will take up 4,450 square feet at the former site of the French restaurant Chez L’Epicier, according to a town council agenda item.

The restaurant will have the capacity for 138 patrons, which includes 12 outdoor seats. La Goulue will also have valet parking.

As part of the renovation of the property, developers moved the entrance back to the northeast side of the building. Construction delays pushed the planned opening date back from fall 2019 to sometime in the first quarter of 2020, according to a spokesperson for the restaurant.

La Goulue is being developed by Stephen Asprinio, founder of New York-based SA Hospitality Enterprises. Asprinio appeared in the first season of the Bravo reality cooking show Top Chef in 2006.

The town of Palm Beach originally approved plans for the restaurant in April 2019, but developers have now requested that the restaurant’s hours of operation be extended to allow it to serve lunch on weekdays. Commissioners will consider the proposal at its Jan. 15 meeting.