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March closing - worth trying to go beforehand?

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I read in this morning's NYTimes Dining section that March will be closing at the end of this month to remodel as a more casual place. I've read some wonderful things (and more recently, some not so great things) about March on this board, and was wondering whether it's worth trying to go sometime next week. Any thoughts on this are welcomed.

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  1. I didn't read the article but if the chef returns..I would say you can wait. Perhaps more casual will mean a bit less pricey.

    1. I very much enjoyed my meal at March. It was back in 2003, but it's still memorable. That being said, I'd be interested to see March as a more casual spot.

      Save your money. Wait for Wayne Nish's new creation.

      1. Do not go now. While it used to be wonderful, it has gone seriously downhill. I agree with the other posters, wait until the new place opens and try it then. Wayne Nish is talented and I would be willing to try his new incarnation, perhaps with a reinvigorated menu and service and hopefully a lower price point.

        1. Proof that its very hard to make a restaurant succeed on a side street, even if you have a great chef. I thought about trying the place a few times (especially when they were running free corkage promotions) but in the end the high price deterred me from stepping up. It seemed like you couldn't really get in/out of there for less than $250/couple.

          1. Well, March is sixteen years old, so I think it did succeed by most standards. But yes, past its best. Definitely do not go now.

            1. Thanks for the advice. We'll save our money and try again later when it reopens.

              1. Thank you for your postings on the closing of March. While we are saddened to leave March behind, with a new year comes a new project. We are very excited about our reinvention and think you will be as well. We’ll have a host of new elements including different menu options (a la carte and a 4 course $59 tasting menu), a new cheese program and a new name: NISH! We hope you'll come and check us out soon.

                --Wayne Nish

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                  Look forward to soon eating at Nish, good fortune in the new phase.