Restaurant Eve CLOSING in Old Town Alexandria June 2

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Restaurant Eve is closing June 2, 2018, in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. The lease is up and the Chef Cathal Armstrong and his wife Meshelle along with business partner Todd Thrasher have decided to close it in order to focus on their other establishments. Details...
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Restaurant Eve is closing June 2, 2018, in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. The lease is up and Chef Cathal Armstrong and his wife Meshelle along with business partner Todd Thrasher have decided to close it in order to focus on their other establishments at Washington D.C.’s ‘new’ Wharf, including their new restaurant Kaliwa, a Filipino/Thai/Korean eatery, and Potomac Distilling Company, a forthcoming rum distillery and tiki bar.

This news has been expected for some time. We hear the group is looking to relocate the restaurant possibly in the near future (D.C.’s Wharf too??). Also, there had been a HUGE rumor that Eamonn’s, another Armstrong establishment in Old Town, would be closing. We have heard from sources that Eamonn’s is NOT closing but, likely will be reconceptualized.

What are your thoughts on this news? Sound off in the comments below.

The following was posted on Restaurant Eve’s website:

After fourteen years it is bittersweet to relay Restaurant Eve will be closing her doors. Our lease has concluded and Saturday, June 2 will be our last day of service.

Our restaurant was conceived from our love of food and hospitality with a name lent by our first child. Eve was only four then. She’s nineteen now. 

The years we’ve spent at Eve with each other, our staff and our guests have been some of the best of our lives. We have acquired accolades and developed friendships far beyond our expectations. Cathal, myself, Todd and the support team that helped shape us and carry us thru the years have always felt proud of what we have achieved and equally proud that we all took the journey together.

We are most thankful to our investors for believing in us, our staff for standing by us, our landlords for their friendship, the food journalists for their professionalism and to you — the public who have all played a part and contributed to the success of a very special restaurant. We thank you all for your support over these years, we are grateful to all of you.

Restaurant Eve will serve until June 2. Reservations are greatly appreciated. When one door closes, another opens! 

We hope to see you all at our new Restaurant, Kaliwa on the DC Wharf, Hummingbird, Eamonn’s a Dublin Chipper, PX, and Society Fair.”

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I wish I could say I’m sorry to see Rest Eve go but I’m not. Pretentious, overpriced, full of themselves and their supposed rich history. So many better and less expensive choices within a few blocks. This used to be a special place to go but that was seven years ago. PX will be the next to go. $6 dollar drinks for $20 and 5-10X mark up on wine? You betcha’. Good luck.