Closing: The Phoenix

According to a Twitter source (I love Twitter), The Phoenix is now closed for business.

Very sad– I went there with my prom date Junior year of high school. It was originally a Jewish men’s club (as the social clubs in the city did not allow Jews to be members) and eventually turned into a restaurant and reception hall. I was there most recently for the Bacchanalian Society– very sad to see it go.

In calling this evening, I got a machine and not the restaurant– will follow up with more news as I get it.

ETA: According to Polly Campbell, this is just the restaurant and not the banquet hall.  That’s good news, anyway.  Weddings at the Phoenix are lovely.

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  • vudutu

    Yea, it’s sad, real bartenders and a glorious space.

  • Carla

    I’ve only been to two banquets and a wedding reception there. The banquets were okay food-wise, but the wedding reception was just plain odd. There were three stations that you went to for your food: a made to order pasta station that backed up immediately and was at least a 30 minute wait, a carving station with ham & roast beef, and a top-your-own potato station with mashed white or sweet potatoes. The only vegetable (besides the potatoes) was a small bowl of corn on the potato table. We left before the cake was served and got food elsewhere. I realize the bride (and/or her family) probably made the food choices, but it still made me never want to go back to the Phoenix.