Drove by last night...lo and behold, Le Chardonnay is now Carafe. Just called to find out what's up and was told it's been that way for just over a week. The chef and waitstaff are the same, but the menu has "evolved" to French bistro. I suppose this will up the ante of the "bistro wars" on the board (in the nicest possible way, bien sur), but it seems like the last thing L.A. needs is yet another bistro...? Still, I'm interested in seeing what they do with it - anyone who visits please post a report!