Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hamersley's Bistro in the South End of Boston Is Closing

One of Boston's best-known restaurants is going to be closing this fall.

The Boston Globe is reporting that Hamersley's Bistro in the South End section of the city will be shuttering in October after 27 years of serving French-influenced dishes in its Tremont Street space. The article says that Gordon Hamersley and his wife Fiona "came to a point in our careers where it was a good stopping point," with their plans being to take a bit of time off before Gordon works on writing a follow-up to his book "Bistro Cooking at Home." (He also wants to keep helping younger cooks in Boston as well.)

It looks like a new restaurant will be opening in the Hamersley's Bistro space, with the unnamed owner opening the eatery in early 2015, according to the Globe.

[September 8 update: An earlier rumor posted by food writer MC Slim JB seems to be coming true, as Eater Boston states (via the Licensing Board for the City of Boston) that the folks behind The Gallows on Washington Street in the South End are planning to open a restaurant in the Hamersley's Bistro space.]

[October 26 update: A phone call placed to the restaurant confirms what a couple of sources have said, that Hamersley's Bistro closes its doors at the end of business hours tomorrow (Monday, October 27).]

The address for Hamersley's Bistro is 553 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116.