Restaurant Closings


JP’s Soup Shack Will Open a Second Location In Brookline

First, the bad news: Dorado Tacos will close this week, after a decade of serving the Brookline community awesome fish tacos, cemitas (sandwiches), and more coastal […]

The taproom at Lamplighter Brewing Co.

Pepita Coffee Will Bring Breakfast Tacos to Lamplighter Brewing Co.

A changing of the baristas is underway at Cambridge’s café-by-day, brewery-by-night. Longfellows Coffee—located at Lamplighter Brewing Co. on Broadway—announced this morning that it will close […]

John Harvard's will close its Cambridge location for good on May 30

John Harvard’s Is Closing Its Cambridge Location at the End of May

Pour one out for another Harvard Square institution: John Harvard’s Ale House will serve its last pint on May 30, after more than 25 years on […]

Retno Pratiwi and Peter Gelling take a break from a Kaki Lima pop-up at Mamaleh's

Beloved Pop-Up Kaki Lima Is Leaving Boston for New York

UPDATE, May 9, 2:30 p.m.: The dates are on the books for the final Kaki Lima pop-ups around Boston: Mamaleh’s Delicatessen is hosting on Friday […]

The bar at the Green Briar in Brighton

The Green Briar Pub Is Closing after Almost 30 Years in Brighton

Big changes are about to happen in Brighton: One of the neighborhood’s go-to bars is closing for good. The Green Briar will close its heavy, […]


Harvard Square’s Night Market Has Closed for Good

Cambridge is down a unique, affordable restaurant. After nearly five years in Harvard Square, Night Market closed after service last night for the final time. […]


Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill in Patriot Place Just Closed

Looks like you’ll have to fill up your red Solo cups elsewhere. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Foxboro’s giant country music venue […]

Manoa Poke Shop's Ahi Classic bowl

Manoa Poke Will Close This Week after Two Years in Somerville

A couple years after poke—Hawaii’s favorite marinated seafood snack—first caught on here in Boston, the area’s most authentic poke stop is closing for good. Manoa […]


Chef Mary Dumont’s Restaurant Cultivar Has Closed

2019 is only a week old, but already proving merciless to Boston foodies. New Year’s Eve marked the last hurrah for beloved restaurants L’Espalier, Shepard, and Erbaluce; historic […]

(L to R) Owner René Becker and executive chef Scott Jones at Shepard

The Most Important End-of-2018 Restaurant Openings and Closings You May Have Missed

For many people, a new year brings opportunities for self-reflection, goal-setting, and starting fresh—and that goes for local restaurants, too. From a few notable closures at […]

Chef Frank McClelland at L'Espalier

Back Bay’s Legendary L’Espalier is Closing

Its current, 40th year will be the last for one of Boston’s best (and longest-running) restaurants. L’Espalier hosts its final service on Dec. 31, as the Back […]

munch mobile kitchen closing

Munch Mobile Kitchen Is Closing for Good

After a five-year run, one of Boston’s best food trucks is calling it quits. Munch Mobile Kitchen is closing for good at the end of […]

Tealuxe in Harvard Square

Tealuxe Is Also Closing After Years in Harvard Square

Pour one out for another Harvard Square mainstay. The original Tealuxe will close this month for good, after 19 years in Cambridge, the Harvard Crimson […]


After 10 Years in Harvard Square, Crema Café Is Closing

One of Harvard Square’s most beloved independent institutions is closing by the end of the year. Crema Café will close for good on December 17, […]


Papa Gino’s Suddenly Closed Dozens of New England Locations

UPDATE, 11 a.m.: Papa Gino’s has confirmed to the Boston Globe that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Parent company PGHC Holdings Inc. shuttered about […]