Wednesday, April 06, 2016

51 Lincoln in Newton Highlands Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

One week after its sister restaurant closed down for good, an upscale New American spot has filed for bankruptcy.

According to a Twitter post from @DGoodison of The Boston Herald, 51 Lincoln in Newton Highlands has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, confirming what a source told us last week. The tweet mentions that the restaurant has a debt of between $500,000 and $1,000,000, though no other details have been given at this point in time. 51 Lincoln's filing comes on the heels of the closing of Waban Kitchen, which shut its doors for good on March 26; Jeff Fournier, who has worked at such places as Pignoli, the Linwood Grill, Locke-Ober, Excelsior, Sophia's, and the Metropolitan Club, is behind both dining spots.

51 Lincoln, which first opened approximately eight years ago, has received much praise over the years, including various "best ofs" from The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, and Dig Boston, according to the restaurant's website.

The address for 51 Lincoln is 51 Lincoln Street, Newton, MA, 02461. Its website can be found at

[April 8 update: An article from mentions that Jeff Fournier has no plans to close or sell 51 Lincoln, and that the closing of Waban Kitchen was unrelated to the bankruptcy filing.]

[Earlier Article]
Waban Kitchen in Newton Has Closed

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