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Cognac Bistro to close

Stride Mar 20, 2013 07:09 PM

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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    teezeetoo Mar 21, 2013 05:20 AM

    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. BobB Mar 22, 2013 08:24 AM

      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
        Stride Mar 22, 2013 09:24 AM

        I hope you are right and Wicked Local is wrong!

        1. re: Stride
          BobB Apr 20, 2013 11:40 AM

          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. tammyh Sep 23, 2013 07:55 AM

        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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          tammyh Sep 23, 2013 07:57 AM

          Ugh, nevermind. Just found this: http://boston.eater.com/archives/2013...

          Closes at the end of September apparently?

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            BobB Sep 23, 2013 09:13 AM

            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
              teezeetoo Sep 24, 2013 05:40 PM

              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.

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