There is certainly something adrift in the world of restaurateur Tony Jones. Yesterday, all sorts of innuendo was tossed around his 24-hour French/fashion-inspired Mode downtown. And then we got this about Jones' other restaurant, Royale:
"Have you heard anything about Royale being closed?? I made a reservation thru opentable.com for dinner in 2 weeks and they just sent me back a reply saying that several customers that booked through them got to the restaurant only to find it closed. And when I call the # on their website, I get a recording (during business hours) and when I try and leave a vm for a reservation there, I get that the mailbox is full! Help!"Unfortunately, we get the same "mailbox full" message when we call, and it looks like OpenTable took it off the site. We did hear a rumor that Royale was on the market some time ago. So unless we (or someone) stops by or can confirm otherwise, we'll throw this one on the shuttered or sure-to-shutter pile.
· Not Looking Good for Mode [~ELA~]
· Name That Venue: Historic, Renovated, Only $1.25 Mil [~ELA~]