Now open: Chaz
Today marks the grand-opening of Chaz in the Raphael Hotel. Six weeks ago Chaz was known by the name Raphael Restaurant, but that was before a complete overhaul of the interior and menu. Chaz is located on a lower level of the hotel and has its own entrance on the west side.
I can’t claim to be too familiar with the the Raphael Restaurant, though it always seemed stuffy. Even though I was the only male not in a suit yesterday, Chaz never felt stuffy. Actually, it felt airy. That’s because mirrors have been strategically placed to point towards windows, the goal being to give every table a view of the Plaza, even if not directly.
Co-Manager Jason Mayo said that although the restaurant has been closed since December, regular customers couldn’t stay away for two months,