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Gargoyle's in Davis Square Somerville shutting down?

Spike Sep 15, 2011 02:18 PM

Can anyone else confirm? Heard Gargoyle's location is being sold to the folks who run Post in Davis Square...

Guess it's not unexpected since Jason Santos is moving to Blue near the waterfront...

  1. Boston_Otter Sep 15, 2011 02:46 PM

    Yes, they're closing on the 20th of this month. The owners of Posto are taking over and converting the place into The Painted Burro, an authentic Oaxacan restaurant. From what the owners of Gargoyles have said, they'd decided to close after Jason Santos left, but kept the place open while he was on Hell's Kitchen.

    1. Boston_Otter Sep 19, 2011 06:47 AM

      Anyone know the status of Gargoyles in their final days -- as in, are they open tonight (Monday) or having regular service on their final day (Tuesday)?

      1. Boston_Otter Sep 19, 2011 11:59 AM

        Nevermind -- I just got off the phone with them, and while they'd planned on being open tonight and Tuesday, they "ran out of both food and staff", so they're closed for good.

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        1. re: Boston_Otter
          hiddenboston Sep 19, 2011 12:23 PM

          Yes, I talked with them today as well. They said that last night was it for them.

          1. re: Boston_Otter
            enhF94 Sep 19, 2011 01:56 PM

            This. The answerer sounded either exhausted or dejected.

            1. re: enhF94
              Boston_Otter Sep 19, 2011 02:34 PM

              Yes, sadly.

              Did I hear something about a Facebook group for ex-employees? I'd like to keep tabs on where the bartenders end up. I got to try the award-winning Rita Moreno cocktail a few days before they closed, and I'm determined to drink it again, by hook or by crook!

              1. re: Boston_Otter
                MC Slim JB Sep 19, 2011 02:41 PM

                It's called Gargoyles afterlife: https://www.facebook.com/groups/218717881515465/


          2. digga Sep 19, 2011 04:01 PM

            It's such a bummer. After much research by B, this pescatarian was going to have her first hamburger in like 15 years at Gargoyles (with waffle fries). I'm on the mailing list - once I found out they were going to close, B and I were planning on stopping this week to get said burger. This is just the worst news...Guess that burger will have to wait.

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            1. re: digga
              Boston_Otter Sep 19, 2011 04:16 PM

              Their burger was good, but honestly, you didn't miss much; I went with several friends last week and nobody was very impressed by the latest iteration (bacon bits, avocado, cheese). Go to Radius or Toro for a great burger.

              1. re: digga
                pedxing Sep 28, 2011 04:34 PM

                According to Gargoyles afterlife - they are open for cocktails and bar menu tonight through Saturday (Wed-Thurs 5:30-12 and Fri-Sat 5:30-1). So people should get a last crack at the burgers and cocktails if they want. I have not called them to confirm this is still their plan.

                1. re: pedxing
                  chickendhansak Sep 29, 2011 10:54 AM

                  They were definitely open last Saturday night as well.

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