Phillip Tang to Close East by Northeast

The chef to take over the kitchen at the new Gallows Group project in the South End.

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Chef Phillip Tang has announced that he’ll be closing his noodle and ramen hub, East by Northeast, in early March. The Cambridge restaurant recently went through a series of cosmetic and menu changes, but it appears they may not been enough to save the eatery. The good news is that this won’t be the last you see of Tang and his team as he’ll be heading up the kitchen at The Gallows Group’s newest concept inside the former Hamersley’s Bistro space.

Here’s the press release from Tang, which outlines his upcoming plans:

This will be our final newsletter as we are closing East by Northeast in early March. The last five years have been exciting, educational, frustrating, fulfilling, and I will always look back at this time fondly. EXNE was a chance to express myself as a chef by cooking food that was personal, unique, and inspired by my Chinese American experience. I have also learned a great deal about the operation and ownership of a restaurant and those experiences will only help me as I continue to do what I love in the future. I am eternally grateful for the support from friends, family, dedicated staff, and loyal guests.

As I move forward in my career, I am thrilled to share that I’ll be working on a new concept with The Gallows Group. I hope you’ll keep an eye out for further details this spring. I will miss the familiar faces I have come to see every week (you know who you are), but I hope to see everyone at our new venture. Please brave the terrible weather and join us at East by Northeast in the remaining few weeks before we close our doors. Our last day will be March 8th and I invite you to stop by, have some drinks, and we’ll send food until we run out.