It will be interesting to see what they come up with. Hergatt spent 2 years designing the place to his specifications. Like it or not, they've got a space that is rather strongly influenced by one man's tastes. All kidding aside, if they want to purge the space of Hergatt, they'd need to do a whole lot more than just burn the tablecloths.
Other than maybe replacing (or removing or just ignoring) any highly specialized equipment that's there now, there's probably not much the owners might want to do as an overhaul. The visible kitchen is actually pretty generic. I don't know what the prep kitchen is like, but prep kitchens are pretty much prep kitchens, right?
Of course, if they want to turn the place into a steakhouse, they'll need to install a grill. But even Le Bernardin used to get along without a grill (guess how we made the "grilled salmon").
If you enjoy it, who cares? -- taion, October 29, 2013
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deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table