Richard Brown, Maitre 'd

Richard grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and worked at Skyline Chili in Milford in 1970 at the age of 16.  


After working as an Air Traffic Controller in the US Air Force from 1972 to 1976, Richard attended a local college intending to become an elementary school teacher. During college, he bravely re-entered the restaurant industry and worked as a spaghetti server at Buster T. Browne's. He later moved to Zino's in Clifton, the Coffee Shop at Stouffer's Hotel, and in 1980 to Les Palmiers, a French Restaurant in the newly refurbished Union Terminal. It was here Richard tasted quality French food and wine for the first time. He knew immediately that he wanted to work in the best French restaurants in the city.


Richard began his new path as a server at the Mobil 4 Star - Pigall's French Restaurant. This began a series of fine dining locations, including the nation's longest Mobile 5 Star Restaurant—Maisonette—where he served first as Captain and then Maitre d'. He worked with Jean-Robert de Cavel at Maisonette until 2000. Following, he served with the Palace in the Cincinnatian Hotel,  Jean-Robert at Pigall's, & Boca in Oakley. Today at Restaurant L, he brings his more than forty years experience with him.

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