Bess Bistro to Close: Updated

New concept will replace long-running restaurant

source: Bess Bistro/ FB

Another longtime Austin restaurant announced today that it will close its doors. Bess Bistro, the below-ground sister to Walton’s Fancy and Staple will close September 20 after nine years in business. All private event obligations will still be honored.

That landmark bistro got a reboot almost a year ago, hiring new executive chef Roman Murphy, who brought international flavors to Bess’ New Orleans template. A new concept with a new name will take Bess’ place, although no details were given in today’s announcement. No word yet on whether Murphy, recently honored in Zagat’s 30 Under 30 list, will be at the helm.

We’ll keep you posted on more details as we hear them. Man, we'll miss those beignets.

UPDATE: The new concept planned will be a tapas restaurant and lounge.

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