Less than a year after its debut, spiky-haired TV chef Anne Burrell’s Cobble Hill restaurant seems like it’s on the outs.
Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge, located at 196 Smith St. between Warren and Baltic streets, has been dark in the last week — with locals saying missed UPS notices have been piling up and diners saying they’ve shown up only to find the restaurant closed. A representative with the restaurant did not respond to request for comment.
The restaurant, which opened in May 2017, was Burrell’s first standalone restaurant, co-owned with restaurateur Phil Casaceli. Though she started her career in NYC restaurants like Felidia and now-shuttered West Village spot Centro Vinoteca, she’s since spent most of her time on food television on shows such as Worst Cooks in America.
Despite a quiet restaurant over the last week, the restaurant’s Instagram account has still been active. On one photo a week ago, a user commented saying that she showed up with a friend only to find that it was closed. A day later, another person commented on an Instagram photo of skate, saying that she went and also found a closed restaurant.
And yet another day later, the restaurant’s account posted a photo advertising happy hour — but a third person commented saying that he had a reservation that evening and also showed up to a shuttered restaurant. The account continued to post photos of food and drink to Instagram up until two days ago, though people have not actually been able to go inside Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge to try such dishes. On Tuesday evening, the restaurant was still dark.
It hasn’t been a great run for restaurants run by chefs famous from TV. In the last year, Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen and Bar, Cat Cora’s Fatbird, Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain, Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen, Chopped judge Marc Murphy’s Ditch Plains and Landmarc, Top Chef alum Sam Talbot’s Pretty Southern, and Iron Chef Jose Garce’s Amada have all closed.