Richard's Bistro has reopened as DeLux, with Matt Provencher back at the helm in the kitchen. They've done a soft opening this week, but based on our dinner last night, they are in good shape. The room has been opened up and there's now a wrap around counter facing the kitchen. Not sure if I like the flat screen tv's over the counters, but they are going for a more casual vibe with no tablecloths, and a direct view into some kitchen pyrotechnics. Featuring artwork from NH Institute of Arts faculty and students. Some of the RB staff is back, including Marsha! Matt produced some stellar crabcakes and pretzel crusted calamari, the duck in a jar was sublime and the shortribs were eaten with a spoon. Missed the bagna cauda with the bread basket, but I don't think Matt's going for restoration, instead innovation.
36 Lowell St Ste 1, Manchester, NH 03101