On January 1, 2017, Betony will be no more. To say I was shocked when I saw the closure headline on Eater two evenings ago would be, to say the least, a severe understatement. There was no inkling of it when we had dinner there as part of my birthday extravaganza. (You can read my post about it here.) Why it is shuttering remains a mystery since in making the announcement, G.M. Eamon Rockey gave no reason. In any case, we’re enormously sad that we and NYC will be losing one of the best high end restaurants.
Since Betony opened 3-1/2 years ago, we’ve had 16 dinners and 2 lunches there. We’ve been twice for Thanksgiving and attended two Produce Playoff fundraising dinners. We also stopped in to congratulate them after they received 3 stars from The New York Times and stayed to have drinks (which were graciously comped). So, total times = 23.
Dining at Betony has always been a joy. We’re grateful that Eamon, Chef Bryce Shuman, Chef de Cuisine Jack Logue, and the staff considered us members of the Betony family and truly appreciate the kindness they’ve lavished on us.
We wish them all the very best!