Four Park Slope Restaurants Serve Their Final Course


PARK SLOPE – In the neighborhood’s fast-changing food landscape, four restaurants have recently bid farewell to Park Slope.

See a list of the eateries that have recently closed their doors down below. Know of another restaurant closing? Let us know at

Cooks & Captains at 254 5th Avenue (Photo by Nathan Haselby)

Cooks & Captains, 254 5th Avenue (between Garfield Place and Carroll Street)

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Opened earlier this year, a sign recently posted on its door revealed that Cooks & Captains is no more, but fortunately for fans of the eatery, the team is working on a new concept for its large, inviting 5th Avenue space.

Cooks & Captains took over the former Grand Central Oyster Bar back in March. Launched by Peter Best, who also owns SoCo in Clinton Hill and Streets in Williamsburg, Chef Tristen Epps prepared fresh, delicious dishes served by a friendly, efficient staff. See our review here.

Le Pain Quotidien, 239 5th Avenue
This outpost of the popular Belgian boulangerie chain bid 5th Avenue “au revoir” on Sunday, November 26, however, according to the company’s website, their absence will only be temporary.

“We’ve closed our doors, but it’s not goodbye, it’s à bientôt! We hope to be back at a new space in the neighborhood soon.” See you soon!

Toby’s Public House, 686 6th Avenue
A reader wrote in to inform us that after ten years in South Slope, Toby’s Public House served its final wood-fired pizza during a farewell party on Sunday, November 26. The hand-written note on their door tells customers that the owners did not renew their lease due to “rising rents.”

Take a trip back in time and read about Toby’s Public House’s sixth anniversary here. Toby’s invites all to visit them at their Carroll Gardens location at 215 Columbia Street (between Sackett & Union Streets).

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Rachel’s Taqueria, 408 5th Avenue (between 7th & 8th Streets)
After 15 years of pouring $7 hand-squeezed margaritas for happy hour crowds, this Mexican restaurant is rebranding its food and drink menus as well as its decor (i.e. no more fiery flames emblazoning the exterior). The eatery will reopen on Monday, December 4 under the new name, Chela.

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  1. Add to the list Valley Shepherd Creamery/Melt, the Seventh Ave. outlet of the New Jersey-based cheese producers, closed suddenly approximately two weeks ago.


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