Wikipedia: Le Cirque is a small French restaurant in Manhattan owned and operated by Sirio Maccioni. It first opened at the Mayfair Hotel in 1974. It closed and reopened as Le Cirque 2000 at the Palace Hotel in 1997. The latest installation of Le Cirque opened in 2006 in the Bloomberg building at One Beacon Court (151 East 58th Street). The current flagship location is a 16,000-square-foot restaurant designed by interior designer Adam Tihany, architect Costas Kondylis. There is another location at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The Maccioni family also owns and operates Osteria del Circo in two locations: Manhattan on 120 W 55th St and Las Vegas in the Bellagio hotel. This is the third location for Le Cirque. Its first stood for 22 years on East 65th Street. From 1996 until its closing after New Year's Eve 2004, it was located at the Villard House at the Palace Hotel (it was then called Le Cirque 2000). This location has been open since May 30, 2006. The family's efforts to transition the restaurant to its current location was featured in the documentary film Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven directed by Andrew Rossi. From 1986 to 1992, Daniel Boulud was executive chef . He was succeeded by Pierre Schaedelin, Christophe Bellanca, and Craig Hopson.