Much-loved Mile End restaurant Hôtel Herman is set to close at the end of February. The restaurant made the announcement via Facebook on Wednesday afternoon.
Headed up by Marc-Alexandre Mercier in the kitchen (also an Eater Young Gun finalist), alongside co-owners Dominic Goyet and Ariane Lacombe, the restaurant has been held in high regard in Montreal’s food scene: since it opened in mid-2012, it has been much loved by critics, and consistently on Eater’s map of the city’s 38 essential restaurants.
The reason for the close is clear: their landlord wouldn’t renew their lease (and did not provide an explanation). On the upside, you will still be able to get a taste of their work at Plateau brewpub Réservoir, which the three Herman principals took over late last year (although they’re still in the process of switching things up there).
Eater has reached out to the Hôtel Herman team for comment, and to find out about the possibility of a Hôtel Herman resurrection in the future — and will keep you updated.