In a few short months, Ridgewood will be treated to what many believe is among the best brunch offerings in the state.
According to sources, is scheduled to open in the early part of September.
The brunch heavyweights initially expected to open in the summer of 2012 but, according to sources, the owners wanted the space to look exactly as envisioned and it takes time to get it juuust right.
When open, the space will be slightly bigger than its existing sister in Montclair. The design team is known for its work on Balthazar and Keith McNally in Manhattan, co-owner Joanne Ricci told Patch in December.
The look will retain the classical 1930s Parisian flair with reclaimed subway tiles, old brick and the Montclair archway. The source reported the current placeholder boarded windows will be beautiful textured glass.
Raymond's will be serving its famous french toast on the corner of Oak St. and E. Ridgewood Ave. in the old WaMu building.
The casual American bistro, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday. It will open at 8 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. on Sundays.
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