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  • Photograph by Tom Arena, Manhattan Sideways.

Le Veau d’Or — 129 East 60th Street

Cathy Trebaux is Le Veau d’Or. She is a one-woman show who runs the iconic French restaurant that her father, Robert Trebaux, turned into an Upper East Side institution when he purchased the already 50-year-old bistro in 1985. “We love Cathy, that’s why we come,” shared a customer who has been eating here regularly for decades. Speaking about her business, Cathy revealed that a restaurateur is a dying profession: eateries are now owned by businessmen, rather than the people who categorically know how to run a restaurant. In the age of restaurateurs, she says of this classic New York establishment, “the restaurant wasn’t really open unless you were in it.”

To read more, visit Manhattan Sideways (sideways.nyc), created by Betsy Bober Polivy.

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