The iconic opening scene of the film adaptation of "Breakfast at Tiffany's." (Image: Paramount Pictures)

No, by “new star” I’m not referring to a replacement for Audrey Hepburn in the role of Holly Golightly, or for that matter to the novella or the movie based on it. I am referring rather to the increasingly ubiquitous Daniel Boulud, who gets billing in the restaurant’s name. The Blue Box Café, which originally opened on the sixth floor of Tiffany’s in 2017, then closed in 2019, has reemerged, this time as The Blue Box Café by Daniel Boulud.

Its new incarnation will be a far cry from the original, which featured egg sandwiches, oatmeal, and toast, plus a few sandwiches and salads for lunch. Now the offerings will be as luxe as the jewelry sold elsewhere in the store. A fine prix-fixe breakfast, priced at $58 and served up on a three-tiered tower, will be the centerpiece.

If you arrive too late for breakfast, you can always opt for the afternoon tea service, priced at $98. A few “seasonal” main courses are also available in the $18 to $42 range.

If you want to go full Audrey Hepburn, you can actually order an apricot Danish this time around, though you’ll need to provide your own cardboard cup.

Blue Box Café by Daniel Boulud, 727 Fifth Avenue, 212-755-8000

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