Pucker Up: Clark Gilbert Puts the Finishing Touches on Bisou

Workers affixing Bisou's namesake to the walls of the new Manayunk bistro.

Back in January we told you that Clark Gilbert was shutting down his Gemelli in Manayunk, and going back to the drawing board to transform it into a French-inspired bistro. Much of the work was completed in January and the restaurant relaunched as Bisou, which of course is French for friendly kisses. The retooled space features a bar on the first floor, a revamped second floor dining room with giant windows overlooking Main Street, and cozy living room appointed with big, black leather sofas and a fireplace. Yesterday, Bisou’s piece de resistance arrived in the form of large kisses that have been affixed to the walls. In weeks to come expect to see outdoor seating added.