Le Biftheque reopening next month
CJAD news has learned that after being closed for well over a year, Le Biftheque on Cote-de-Liesse, will be reopening.
The landmark steakhouse, which everyone recognizes by the cow statues outside, will reopen for business mid-november.
CJAD spoke to the original founder and owner of Le Biftheque, Michael Seltzer, who has repurchased the restaurant.
"It's exciting for sure, it's a big challenge too," he says.
Half of the orginal employees have also been rehired.
"All the management is back from the orginal managers, a lot of the kitchen people are back as well," he says, "with the balance having already retired or are not in the restaurant business anymore."
The restaurant is currently being renovated inside, and there will be a few additions to it when loyal customers return.
"We've added a sushi bar and we've put in roast beef carts where prime beef will be sliced right at your table," he says.
But many things will remain the same including the popular butcher shop and the cows.
"The cows are being re-painted and will stay right where they are."
Le Biftheque has been around for more than 30 years. It shut down more than a year ago after the last owners filed for bankruptcy.