The intimate little eatery garnered much praise throughout its 16 year run, earning a rating of 28 out of 30 for food in the 2004 Zagat Survey for New York City.
Many were therefore surprised when, in 2015, owners and chefs Sharon Pachter and Charles Kiely decided to close their restaurant to take a step back and to decided what to do next. At the time, Pachter told the New York Times, that the decision had been difficult to make, but that they were exhausted. Long days and nights in the restaurant had taken their toll. "We love what we do. We just have to find a more humane and civilized way to do it, ” Pachter was cited in the Times.
For the last year, Pachter and Kiely have hosted special dinner events, wine tastings and private parties in the storefront. However, a "For Rent" sign which has recently been attached to the gate, obviously indicates that both have decided it is time to embark on new (a)ventures.
Since the couple owns the building, one hopes that Pachter and Kiely will continue to be a presence in the neighborhood and may, perhaps, one day, re-open their eatery.