Ongoing Maintenance Sidelines ‘Antibes Bistro’ Without Warning Several Times Recently [Updated]
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It appears the reign of Antibes Bistro on Suffolk Street might be on shaky ground.
For several nights over the last month, the popular French Mediterranean restaurant at 112 Suffolk Street has been closed for business. Gates shuttered during restaurant hours. Including yesterday evening when a scheduled jazz band found out the hard way by showing up with fans in tow. They were noticeably pissed.
Despite hype posts on its Facebook page to the contrary, there were no notices to customers about what was happening. This identical turn of events also transpired at the end of September. Visiting its social media page, its listings are seemingly automated with the same entries daily. Perhaps most telling, however, is that Open Table notes that “this restaurant is offline.”
Something is definitely amiss at Antibes. Update: co-owner Eyal Tov tells us that Antibes is not closed. “We had issues with maintenance while I was sick and couldn’t handle the situation.”
If the closure ultimately proves permanent, it would be another blow to the ownership, which has seen its related holdings in the area each go belly up. David Shemesh and Eyal Tov were the proprietors of Schapiro’s, and the latter helmed the Falafel Shop across the way. Both of these estabalishments shuttered in August.
Antibes Bistro was founded in 2008, and built a steady local following. Shemesh and Tov then expanded into the adjacent space at this address a few years later.