MILE END — One of 2019’s more anticipated openings, Cantine Teré (formerly tasting menu restaurant Fieldstone) discretely closed its doors in December, just six months after its debut. The restaurant served an a la carte menu of colourful sharing plates over three services — brunch, lunch, and dinner — from St-Laurent boulevard near St-Viateur street. Head chef and co-owner Chanthy Yen left the restaurant in June over creative differences with its investors, and has since partnered up with Cold Room Bar’s Kevin Demers. In the months following, Tere struggled to find new kitchen leadership and its patronage suffered as a result, Yen says. The space remains vacant and up for rent.
PLATEAU — Plateau Masala, an Indian-Pakistani restaurant at the corner of Mont-Royal Avenue and de Bourdeaux Street has quietly closed its doors. Located in a sleepy area of the Plateau near Parc Lafontaine, its patrons enjoyed large portions, affordable prices, and reliable delivery service.
LITTLE ITALY — Asian fusion restaurant Jiep Jiep — known for its kimchi perogies and other experimental dishes — has temporarily shut down operations. Its return to the Jean-Talon Street food scene remains a bit of an unknown: Owners took to Facebook earlier this month to share notice of the closure, but remained definitively vague. “We are temporarily closed. Thank you for your support. We appreciate for your understanding. We look forward to serving you again soon,” the post reads.
SAINT-HENRI — A little over a year after its opening on Notre Dame Street West, cupcake shop Emma Boutique Gourmand has shuttered. The spot had garnered relatively loyal patronage for its cupcake delivery and range of sweet treats — including ice cream, cakes, cookies, and doughnuts. No word yet on what the owners are doing next or what’s going in its spot.
GRIFFINTOWN-SAINT-HENRI — Vegan eatery Le Kitchen has closed both its Griffintown and Saint-Henri locations, co-owner Dan Geltner tells Eater Montreal. Its flagship location on William Street is still in the hands of co-owner Emilia Jamieson, who’s turned it into a health-food store in collaboration with salad company JJ’s. Le Kitchen will continue to operate in a wholesale capacity, however, Geltner says, so keep an eye out for it around town.
VILLAGE — Part-resto, part-arts space Bistro Culturel Pavillon has stopped its full-time service in favour of pursuing a pop-up model. Pavillon will continue to host “projects, partnerships and events” with other restaurants in the city, its owners tell Eater Montreal, with the next one taking place on March 1 as a joint effort with Nouveau Palais Deux.
Update: February 26, 2019, 5:19 p.m.: This post has been updated to include comprehensive information about the closure of Cantine Teré and the departure of its head chef in June. It has also been updated to include mention of the closure of Bistro Culturel Pavillon.