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Pigall's to close (Cincy)

JohnE O Jan 23, 2009 03:52 AM

Better get there by 2/28/09 of you want to go.

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20...

  1. Niki in Dayton Jan 23, 2009 06:30 AM

    Thanks for posting this, sad news though it is. I wonder if de Cavel will still be involved with the other restos?

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      berniece Jan 23, 2009 09:32 AM

      De Cavel will not be affiliated with the other restaurants, and hopefully they'll stop using his name for their own profit.

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        KyMikey Jan 23, 2009 07:00 PM

        Truly sad news, and ironic that the closing was announced just after the restaurant received the highest rating of any restaurant in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. First, the Maisonette, and now this.

        1. tapas Jan 25, 2009 07:36 AM

          This is a loss. Of course I feel part of the problem, because I didn't go often. I was surprised to learn in the follow-up article in the Enquirer that diners could order less than the three course meal. I wish I would have known that ... although the three course meal would have been too tempting, once I was there.

          I am thinking about going before it closes. I hope people will post their experiences if they go as well.

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            dumas Jan 26, 2009 01:59 PM

            I think I read in the Enquirer that the remaining partners plan to re-open in the spring time. I also read somewhere that Jean Robert planned to stay in the area but not be involved with the remaining restaurants in the group, but I'm not clear on details (and probably no one is at this point!)

            Yes, I guess we're part of the problem too because we seldom went there but opted for the more casual Jean Ro's Bistro. Still, I am sad they are closing and I wish all well in their next ventures.

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              dumpling Jan 27, 2009 03:58 PM

              This news makes me very, very sad. What De Cavel brought to Cincinnati is invaluable. I hope things work out for him--I, for one, will definitely support whatever new venture he might offer. Pigall's was fantastic. I agree that I should have gone there more and when I went gone for the higher end offerings, but I didn't know they were suffering. Should have known, I guess. I wonder about the closing of Pho Paris--I loved that place. Maybe De Cavel would have kept it open except for his partners.

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                Diane in Bexley Jan 28, 2009 09:36 AM

                Very sad news. First went to Pigall's on my first business trip ever back quite a few years ago. Used to look forward to it when I visited Cincy. Times & taste change, nothing stays the same.

                1. jmckee Jan 29, 2009 08:54 AM

                  This made me very sad. My son and wife surprised me on my 50th last July by taking me there. It had always been my dream to eat at a 4-5 star "fine dining" establishment, having lived my whole life in this city that used to boast three 5-star places. That it was Jean-Robert at Pigall's made it even sweeter; my late mother was taken there by dates as a young woman......

                  I have a gift certificate for Chalk in northern Kentucky. I guess I better use it before Martin Wade wrecks the place.

                  1. rtv Jan 29, 2009 11:37 AM

                    A tragedy .. ...i'm speechless

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