Quote: Kathleen said: Right "ancien Hibiscus" means "former Hibiscus". The website seems to imply they are the same owners, they've just changed the name.
They are not the same owners. The former owners of Hibiscus, Franco and Alessandro Burato, were in Portugal last I heard. I believe the current "owners" came from Brasserie down the street. Owners is in quotes because most restaurant owners own their name, signage, and furnishings. The building and the land underneath it are usually rented on long lease from locals. The restaurant owners may modify and/or refurbish the building.