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Aug 13, 2006 01:07 AM

Caffe Umbra

Is it closing???

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  1. Why do you ask? It seems quite busy most nights, though every South End restaurant is a little slower in the summer.

    1. Had dinner there Friday. Food great. Menu change with grat small plate choices. No word of closing, but the place was virtually empty. Why is it that, while other Wahington Street restaurants like Pho, Union, Stella and Toro are booming, Umbra remains almost unknown? Food is great. Bar used to boom, What do they need to do?

      1. I ask b/c there is a lot of gossip going around. I should just ask Laura! I agree the food is great at Umbra - maybe it's the bartender - debby downer!

        1. It's a tough spot I think, you don't see it unless you know what you're looking for.

          I hope it doesn't close, I'm gonna make it a point to get there in the next week or so.

          1. Since Joe the bartender left, it hasn't been the same. I heard rumours he might come back (not sure in what capacity) but I haven't seen him there yet. Service just isn't what it used to be. Hope they can turn it around because they're a great neighborhood place.