I just got an email from the owner of Oscar's Restaurant & Bar in St. James, NY.
The news he shared is pretty exciting. Chef Phillipe Corbet has left his position as Executive Chef at Bouley in Manhattan to become a Principal & Chef at Oscar's. Chef Corbet, a native of France & veteran of several Michelin rated restaurants in France, began his American restaurant career as Executive Sous Chef at Stone Creek Inn in East Quogue, NY. He left Stone Creek as Chef de Cuisine to accept the Executive Chef position at Bouley where he oversaw and directed the kitchen & menu at one of Manhattan's top five rated restaurants.
He looks forward to marrying his classic French training, the contemporary global style required for a high-profile Manhattan restaurant, and local and regional influences to provide a distinct cuisine which is uncomplicated at first glance but is layered with subtleties and complexity and can be appreciated by the “Foodie” and casual diner alike.
I've only eaten at Oscar's once, but this sure seems like a reason to go back.