George Forgeois, the French restaurateur behind well-known New York bistros Café Noir and Bar Tabac, recently added a new eatery to his lineup named Clarkson. The 100-seat, European-style restaurant, located at 225 Varick Street in Tribeca, opened in February. Clarkson’s menu is based around shared plates, including oysters, charcuterie and cheese.
Mr. Forgeios’s intention was to create an informal dining experience with good food. “It’s better to come three times a week than once a month,” he said. Mr. Forgeois spoke to The Commercial Observer about the restaurant’s layout and its unique features.