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Cirque de Sirio: as the Opulent New York Bistro Turns 20, King Sirio Tells All -- Why Le Cirque is Still the Big Top, and Why it's There to Stay

"Don't promise anyone anything," Sirio Maccioni is saying with a note of concern. That might sound like a credo on successful restaurateuring, but he is admonishing a member of Le Cirque's staff to handle the day's lunch crowd delicately. This was one...

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Few young restaurateurs are better equipped for success.

"They know every president, every king," sighs their father. "They have much more opportunity than I did."

Still, his Le Cirque is "20 years young," as the announcement has it, and Sirio isn't afraid of going out of fashion.

"I try to create a beautiful place at a reasonable price," he says, "like Le Bernardin, Lutece, La Grenouille...there are people who go to France and say, 'This is paradise.' Well, we have brought paradise to New York."
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