Hamersley's Bistro, a South End stalwart for nearly three decades, will close at the end of October, reports The Boston Globe. "Fiona and I have had a 27-year wonderful experience working in the restaurant," Gordon told the Globe, "but we came to a point in our careers where it was a good stopping point." After taking a breather for a bit, he plans to write his second cookbook that he's been trying to write for more than a decade, and he'll continue to mentor young cooks through programs like the Future Chefs non-profit organization.
A longtime entry on Eater Boston's list of the city's 38 essential restaurants, Hamersley's helped usher in a new era of the local restaurant scene, bringing simple yet upscale French bistro cuisine to a neighborhood that wasn't always a hotbed of interesting dining options. And of course there's the famous roast chicken, one of Boston's most iconic meat dishes. Take a walk down memory lane with this 1992 episode of Julia Child's "In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs," starring Gordon Hamersley and the chicken.
There's already a new owner of the space and the liquor license, according to the Globe. This mystery person plans to renovate and open something new after the first of the year.
· Hamersley's Bistro to close in October [BG]
· All coverage of Hamersley's Bistro on Eater [~EBOS~]