Les Sablons — the newest restaurant from the team behind Island Creek Oyster Bar and Row 34 — is closing after a little over a year in business. Located in a uniquely narrow historical building in Cambridge’s Harvard Square (2 Bennett St.), the elegant restaurant featured French-inspired fine dining on the upper level and a more casual ground-floor oyster and cocktail bar.
Les Sablons was a nominee for Eater Boston’s 2017 design award, and it racked up fairly solid reviews in the local press during its lifetime, including a two-star review (out of four, “good”) in Boston Magazine and an Improper Bostonian review that described a crispy potato dish as “God’s tater tots” and some desserts as “good-lawd-that’s-heavenly.”
The restaurant released a statement today regarding the closure:
Les Sablons is closing its doors, beginning today, Thursday, August 2nd, 2018. Partners Jeremy Sewall, Garrett Harker, Shore Gregory, and Skip Bennett will continue to move forward, focusing their efforts on what they do best: creating distinct moments of hospitality around the table and celebrating New England’s rich seafood traditions. They have profound gratitude for the entire Les Sablons team and the work they put into making every dining experience special. The team will continue to operate Island Creek Oyster Bar in Kenmore Square and Burlington, in addition to Row 34 in Fort Point and Portsmouth, NH.