Zagat relays the fairly unsurprising news that Kenmare, the downtown restaurant opened by Paul Sevigny and Nur Khan in the spring of 2010, is now shuttered for good. They launched with Joey Campanaro on board as chef and a serious amount of buzz about that basement cave, but the restaurant lost their big gun chef after a year, went through a string of replacements, and eventually waned in popularity. The universal drubbing from the city's restaurant critics probably didn't help things.
The team hopes to keep the lower level club space open for now and a new concept should launch in the dining area soon.
· Kenmare Officially Shutters, New Concept to Open in Its Place [Zagat]
· All Coverage of Kenmare [~ENY~]