Bar Lesieur, The Latest Addition to the Schulson Collective, Set to Open in Center City on November 15

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A drink held by bartender at Bar Lesieur.
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Bar Lesieur is set to open in Center City on November 15.

On Thursday, November 15, restaurateur Michael Schulson will officially open the doors to Bar Lesieur in Center City, writes Emma Dooling for the Philadelphia Business Journal.

The French restaurant is Schulson’s latest concept, and will take its place at the former home of Schulson Collective’s Jewish deli Samuel’s, which shuttered earlier this year.

Bar Lesieur will sit above Schulson’s subterranean Italian restaurant, Giuseppe & Sons, and next to Harp & Crown, his American concept. 

The menu will offer between 15 and 18 dining options, including hot and cold small plates, main dishes, and a la carte sides.

Featured dishes include mushroom carpaccio, brandade tortelloni, butter-poached lobster with sauce américaine, steak frites, and dry-aged duck.

The drink menu will primarily feature French wines; however, some American-made, French-inspired blends will also be available.

Bar Lesieur is named for Frenchman Louis Lesieur, who operated a bar in Center City during the early 1880s. That bar served as a hub for Philadelphia’s government officials and other professionals, and Schulson’s vision is for this new concept to serve a similar purpose. 

Bar Lesieur will make Schulson’s 11th concept in Philadelphia, and will be able to seat a total of 72 people. 

Read more about Bar Lesieur and Michael Schulson’s other concepts at the Philadelphia Business Journal

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