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Ginger Park

is closing this week.

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  1. too bad, I only went once but had lots of fun and the food was tasty. Still a large pricy place for an everyday kin o venue

    1. Weird how this place struggled while the similarly themed Myers + Chang thrives down the street. I like M+C, but thought a lot of the dishes at Ginger Park were more innovative and memorable.

      1. That is sad: I liked the place, thought that Patricia Yeo's food was a big step up from Banq, and thought the amzaing-looking interior was much improved by the few simple changes they made to open up the bar area.

        Given how many weeknights it stood mostly empty, though -- and the fact that the owners never installed a permanent new sign on the exterior -- I can't say I'm totally surprised it is closing. (I believe Thursday is the last day of service.)

        I'm hopeful Yeo will stick around Boston to helm another kitchen.

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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        1. re: MC Slim JB

          Wow. What a lose. I really always enjoyed my meals here except for brunch. But it was always next to empty when I did go. Really going to miss that duck friend rice.

          1. re: MC Slim JB

            a shame because she was brilliant back when she ran AZ restaurant in NYC...I went to Ginger Park once and the staff said she was out and the sous chef who was in could/would only execute a small fraction of the menu (namely, the very uninteresting old school Chinese-American dishes), strange

            1. re: MC Slim JB

              Hate to have been one of the investors in Ginger Park / Banq... Can't even imagine what that interior cost.

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              Banq
              1375 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

              1. re: MC Slim JB

                Incidentally, call first if you were thinking of heading over tonight. Someone told me Wed was actually their last night: don't know if that's true.

                http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

                1. re: MC Slim JB

                  not verified but heard that the space is for sale $600K without liquor license.

                2. re: MC Slim JB

                  Too bad - only went once - thought the food was excellent - and the interior was very cool. Somehow it never had a buzz behind it and maybe it was just too big of a space - it felt lonely and quiet that one visit I had.

                  1. re: AmbigEthnic

                    I always felt like I was in the belly of the whale...

                    1. re: StriperGuy

                      Or one of those 3d dinosaur/insect puzzles.

                       
                      1. re: viperlush

                        Incidentally, there was a spicy article in the Globe last week about the serious blowup between the two partners that designed the space, and the imminent breakup of their firm, so I guess it was a bad week for everybody.

                  2. Anyone interested in a Open Table groupon-type discount? Act now, going fast...

                    1. really not surprised, went twice, about 3 and 6 weeks after the opening. It was OK but, nothing memorable and the price point was high for what they delivered but, probably acceptable for the area. They never had anything that really popped out at you on the menu. Wonder what's next there.