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Payard closed

windycity | | Jun 29, 2009 07:25 PM

I went more than a month ago and got dismissive service for the first time in my life there and wondered what was wrong - was it overly warm, too many customers, were they going to close or what? Also they stopped making my favorite tart, the beaux arts. Then I went again about 2 weeks ago and got my favorite chocolate walnut cookie. I remember the cafe was full both times and the dining area pretty empty.

Now Eater says they are closed early. \\

We had our proposal dinner here (which wound up being a disaster because it was 1) restaurant week and 2) my allergic husband ate the 8 grain bread which had walnuts), as well as many happy meals with friends, and I was looking forward to doing anniversary dinners here.

Now I can only remember it fondly. I hope that whatever new incarnation of Payard opens, that they can hit the sweet spot in terms of pricing for the recession economy.