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Jun 29, 2009 07:25 PM

Payard closed

I went more than a month ago and got dismissive service for the first time in my life there and wondered what was wrong - was it overly warm, too many customers, were they going to close or what? Also they stopped making my favorite tart, the beaux arts. Then I went again about 2 weeks ago and got my favorite chocolate walnut cookie. I remember the cafe was full both times and the dining area pretty empty.

Now Eater says they are closed early. \\

We had our proposal dinner here (which wound up being a disaster because it was 1) restaurant week and 2) my allergic husband ate the 8 grain bread which had walnuts), as well as many happy meals with friends, and I was looking forward to doing anniversary dinners here.

Now I can only remember it fondly. I hope that whatever new incarnation of Payard opens, that they can hit the sweet spot in terms of pricing for the recession economy.

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  1. OMG ...We are sooo Sad... We just got married there last Sunday. I had know there were issues but I thought they would be open till August

    The service/the FOOODDD....were fabooo!!

    I wish all the staff good luck...
    Pls hurry and open a new spot.... We need OUR sugar fix

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    1. re: ellefdesigns

      The closing of Payard ---- really and truly a shame! My sister's wedding reception (see post by ellefdesigns) there just over a week ago was just wonderful!! Truly enjoyed the food, the decor and the gorgeous (& delicious) wedding cake. The ambiance and attentive service at Payard was superb! It made a special occasion even more magical!! We'll truly miss it and wish all the staff the best of luck! We certainly do hope Payard will reopen at another location VERY soon!!