After almost two years on Wentworth Street, hotel restaurant Barony Tavern locked the doors last night. Posted on Facebook around midnight yesterday, the eatery announced its shutter while thanking employees for their service. Chef Bob Carter started Barony Tavern as a “... fresh perspective on fine dining and classic American fare ...” The restaurant had tepid reviews when it first opened. Critics loved the farro salad and famous coconut cake, but not much else. In 2015, Post and Courier critic Hanna Raskin gave the fare two stars out of five.
The closure comes as a surprise to many. There’s no word on what will come next for the restaurant space in the Renaissance hotel. Before Barony Tavern took over, a run-of-the-mill hotel cafe sat at the address. The type of place where guests could grab a continental breakfast and not much else. With restaurant real estate at a premium, it should be interesting to see what comes next.
• Barony Tavern [Facebook]
• Barony Tavern [Official]
• Two Critics Have Similar Conclusions on Chef Bob Carter's Barony Tavern [ECHS]
• Barony Tavern Wentworth Street Restaurant Offers Several Lunchtime Delights [P&C]