More fine dining bites the dust: Vincent is closing

Vincent, another fine dining establishment, will go dark after the end of the year.

Vincent, another fine dining establishment, will go dark after the end of the year.

In light of the just days old news that La Belle Vie is also closing, it can feel like death to fine dining in general here in the Twin Cities. We only have a handful— at least in the traditional sense— of white linen rooms with wine stewards and all the finery that indicates the genre. 

In a press release, chef/ owner Vincent Francoual said the decision was personal, and that he doesn't want outside factors such as Nicollet Mall construction or the Working Families proposal being considered by the City of Minneapolis being construed as part of his decision. 

“Running Vincent A Restaurant has been an incredible experience, professionally and personally, full of rewards and challenges. After 14 years and careful consideration, I have decided it is time for me to move forward into another stage of my life, and close the restaurant. This wasn’t a decision that came easily. I love and respect my staff and the many guests who have supported me over the years. I want to close the restaurant with dignity and allow my staff and guests the opportunity to say goodbye. I want to honor those who were with me when I opened and make sure they are with me to celebrate when I close." 

Vincent's last dinner service will be Thursday, December 31, 2015.

Vincent A Restaurant will remain open regular business hours until the closing date.

Vincent is open for lunch Monday-Friday from 11:30am–2p.m., happy hour Monday-Friday from 4:30p.m.-6p.m. and dinner Monday-Saturday at 5:30pm.

1100 Nicollet Ave. S., Mpls.