The list of restaurants and bars that have already closed for good since the first lockdown is too long to document here. Admittedly, some had trouble brewing long before the arrival of the pandemic. Others were felled by Covid alone. We haven’t bothered making distinctions here. We just want to acknowledge some of the places that have closed and say: You’ll be missed.
Vancouver has lost Vikram’s Vij’s casual Rangoli, as well as Campagnolo, Royal Dinette, Coquille Fine Seafood, Bauhaus and Yew Seafood + Bar (as well as the Four Seasons Hotel that housed it). So too, West, once its best restaurant. Burnaby won’t be the same without the accomplished fine dining of The Pear Tree. Winnipeg said goodbye to Segovia. In Toronto, Yorkville is down its favourite wine bar, Brothers. Queen West lost the excellent Canis and Montgomery’s. The venerable Le Sélect has called it a day, as has Kit Kat. Whatever returns of the Buca group will not include Bar Buca on Eglinton. Montecito, Roselle West and Supernova Ballroom are also done. Montreal has lost l’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, l’Entrecôte Saint-Jean, Agrikol, Grumman ’78, Balsam Inn — and if Moishes steakhouse does return, it won’t be on the Main, its home since 1938. Adieu et merci.
Photo Credit: Supernova Ballroom. Brothers. Montgomery’s. (canis) Jason Mckenzie. The Pear Tree.