Filed under: Dining
A mere 15 months after opening the midtown Bistro, Mario Batali has put his Bistro du Vent on the market. Though it is grossing over $2.1 million per year, the scandal caused last August by some overly amorous employees and the so-so location are not making the restaurant worth Batali's continued time. The restaurant is approximately 2,000 square feet and seats 80 indoors with a 24 seat sidewalk cafe space, and an all new first-class turn-key installation by Mario Batali. Apparently, the two-star restaurant is unlikely to retain its chef past the sale date. There are 12 months remaining on the current lease at $13,500 per month. The asking price is $400,000.