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One Vanderbilt Ave (corner of East 42nd St) Open Wednesday through Saturday for dinner only (breakfast and lunch will be available starting in the fall) “I had to relearn everything.” Like many restaurateurs, Daniel Boulud has had a tough 2020. Several restaurants in his group, Dinex, including db Bistro and some Boulud grocery stores, are still closed (but expected to reopen) and he’s had to drastically cut his staff. “From 750 before the pandemic, we went down to about 10. Since then, we’ve gone back up to more than 300,” he says. After 9/11, the drop in activity lasted a week, but nothing prevented New Yorkers from meeting up. This was of course not the case with Covid.