I went to Ideale last night with some friends. Restaurant was good, as usual.
We were trying to remember what the name of the reataurant was that used to be in that same space. They were the people who did the 'mosaics' that still adorn the walls and at the time we assumed they were a young, gay, Eastern European couple. The food was very good and not expensive. We went there a few times, but they were always terribly slow, even with simple dishes. Not that I am ever in a hurry. My time reference for this is probably about 20 years ago.
Anyway, I am wondering if anyone in Chowhoundland remembers the name of the place and happens to know if the chef is working elsewhere?