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Mar 20, 2013 07:09 PM

Cognac Bistro to close

Not a total surprise, having heard rumors, but sad to see it it apparently official at the end of this year. At least there is still time to get a few more good meals in.

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  1. this makes me so sad - i consider it a genuinely good neighborhood bistro that offers the best upscale food in a neighborhood with great ethnic food but not much by "european" good standards. I'll miss the onion soup and the bouilliabase. Darn!

    1. I don't think so. I was in a couple of days ago and spoke with Nelson's (the owner's) daughter, who said that he had thought about selling it, and that it was in fact put on the market, but then he changed his mind and withdrew the offer. She said that as of now there are no plans to close.

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      1. re: BobB

        I hope you are right and Wicked Local is wrong!

        1. re: Stride

          Alas, it is indeed for sale. Apparently Nelson went back and forth on the Vermont property, but in the end he was able to get when it was in foreclosure at a price he couldn't resist. Hopefully the new owner will keep the same format, or at least maintain the same level of quality and good value.

      2. Anyone have any updates on this? I'm going to be sorely sad if they still plan on closing.

        If anyone at least knows when they plan on officially closing, I'd like to visit more before they do.

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        1. re: tammyh

          Ugh, nevermind. Just found this:

          Closes at the end of September apparently?

          1. re: tammyh

            Nope - yesterday was its last day of operation. I was there for the farewell dinner. Very bittersweet (the mood, that is, not the food, which was delicious as always).

            Looking on the bright side, we could use a good Indian restaurant in the neighborhood. Here's hoping we get one.

            1. re: BobB

              I really will miss this place. It had great neighborhood bistro marks: food, service, location were all affordable, affectionate, and felt very local. I wish Nelson well in whatever his Vermont endeavor turns into. CB will be hard to replace.