Okay, the Berghoff Closing is one thing — but Hilary’s Urban Eatery?!?! No way!

Hilary’s Urban Eatery, one of my fave good-kharma hangouts, has this sign posted on its door this morning:

To Our Extraordinary Customers

Hilary’s Urban Eatery will be closing.
The last day of full service
will be Monday, February 27, 2006.

DON’T PANIC…We will reopen at a later date.
We don’t want to commit to what date exactly.

We’ll be in the neighborhood,
we’ll be close and we’ll let you know.

You’ve all touched our lives in an overtly
positive way and we will miss you for the duration

Everybody at Hilary’s

What gives? Anyone know?

9 Comments so far

  1. Dave! (unregistered) on February 16th, 2006 @ 11:47 am

    Whaa???! They were just featured on “Check, Please!”??!

  2. nikkos (unregistered) on February 16th, 2006 @ 12:55 pm

    They better re-open! For those that have not brunched at HUE, check it out!!!

  3. monica (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 12:02 am

    that sucks.

  4. tankboy (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 10:07 am

    Whatever. The only place more overhyped (and more deserving of just being plain shut down) than HUE is Bongo Room.

    The last time I ate at HUE it was right before they “officially” opened and the experience was so underwhelming I never made it back…

  5. nikkos (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 11:22 am

    Tank, I agree with your assessment of Bongo Room- everything is so sweet and syrupy and no brunch is worth waiting around outside on the street for hours. As for HUE, however, I think you should give ’em another try. The brunch they serve upstairs is excellent, as is the regular menu. Maybe you experienced an underwhelming meal due to their recent (at the time) opening.

  6. tankboy (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 12:13 pm

    Fair enough…maybe I’ll try to hit ’em up before they close down.

  7. pk (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 2:00 pm

    bongo was nicest when it was still a tiny five-table restaurant under the damen el stop. i stopped going to weekend meals when the lines started up. the new locations seem too much like eating at pottery barn for me to be entirely comfortable there.

    if you like the food but hate the crowd, weekday breakfast is just as good and much emptier. there’s also a million open networks in the area if you need to work while you’re there.

  8. Am's (unregistered) on February 18th, 2006 @ 9:23 pm

    no Hue dont close!

  9. dbt (unregistered) on February 21st, 2006 @ 4:33 pm

    same note now posted on the website:

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