BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A popular Fort Greene French bistro will relocate to Bed-Stuy in 2016, according to its owner.
Chez Oskar, which has served patrons at 211 DeKalb Ave. near Adelphi Street for the past 17 years, will move to Malcolm X Boulevard in May, owner Charlotta Janssen said.
The family restaurant will take over the former space of Simplicity Wine Bar, which closed in December 2014 after a fire.
Janssen, speaking at a recent community board meeting, said she “fell in love with Bed-Stuy” during her work as an artist and painter with Richard Beavers, owner of House of Art Gallery on Marcus Garvey Boulevard.
The reason for Chez Oskar’s move is unclear, but the eatery will be smaller than the original with space for 12 tables, 24 chairs and a five-seat bar, according to restaurant representatives.
The restaurant's current menu includes a spicy lamb burger, cauliflower skillet and duck leg confit.
Chez Oskar’s new space, at 310 Malcolm X Blvd., between Decatur and MacDonough streets, will undergo renovations to make safety alterations in light of last year’s fire, Janssen said.
The eatery’s proposed hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to midnight on weekends.