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Quince Calls it Quits After Eight Years in Evanston

The last day of service is Aug. 22.

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After more than eight years of service, Quince, the well-regarded Evanston restaurant, will close. Management made the announcement on Thursday, saying their last day of service will be Saturday, Aug. 22 inside The Homestead Hotel.

From our team to yours, under the leadership of both Mark Hannon and Andy Motto, Quince extends a heart felt Thank-You for the opportunity to serve delicious food to a selective and appreciative clientele! We look forward to warm re-connections in the near future. Stay tuned for exciting announcements to come, on behalf of our historic space, (wink wink)!

The team also says the Q2 Cocktail Lounge that opened in 2009 inside the Homestead's lobby will remain open and they'll continue to serve food from the bar menu. Opening chef Mark Hannon served modern American cuisine tinged by a global influence. Current executive chef Andy Motto continued that push.

As readers can see from the statement, there are plans for the historic space which opened in 1927 and once housed Trio. That's where Grant Achatz famously served as executive chef. Check back later for any updates when management unveils those plans.


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