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Quincy Street Bistro to close Oct. 28

Quincy Street Bistro to close Oct. 28

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Quincy Street Bistro upstairs interior

Upstairs dining room at Quincy Street Bistro photographed on Wednesday, Feb, 1, 2017. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

Quincy Street Bistro, the acclaimed Princeton Heights restaurant that introduced one of St. Louis’ brightest culinary stars to local acclaim and national attention, will close after service on Sunday, owners Sue and Mike Enright announced Thursday.

“This was a great adventure,” Sue Enright says. However, “We’re ready to move on.”

Quincy Street opened in 2011 at Quincy Street and Gravois Avenue. The following year, the Enrights hired their future son-in-law, Rick Lewis, as chef.

Lewis, who had cooked at LoRusso’s Cucina and for acclaimed chef Josh Galliano at An American Place and Monarch, transformed Quincy Street’s menu, infusing its comfort food with a contemporary ethos of scratch cooking and locally sourced ingredients.

Acclaim soon followed. The Post-Dispatch named Lewis its “Chef of the Year” for 2013, and in 2014, he was a semifinalist for the national “Rising Star Chef of the Year” James Beard Award.

Lewis left Quincy Street in 2015 to open Southern with the Pappy’s Smokehouse team in midtown. He and his wife, Elisa, now operate Grace Meat + Three in Forest Park Southeast’s Grove district.

Meanwhile, Quincy Street continued under chefs Chris Tirone, Chris Ladley and, lately, Matt Birkenmeier. Throughout the changes in chefs, it remained a mainstay of the STL 100, this critic’s annual list of essential St. Louis restaurants.

Quincy Street will be open for lunch and dinner as usual through Saturday. Its final service will be its “Kegs and Eggs” brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

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