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Red Door, A Bucktown Favorite, Shutters After 4 Years

Sunday was the restaurant’s last day

Red Door Tavern
Red Door Tavern has closed have a six-year run.
Red Door Tavern
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After four years Red Door is done in Bucktown. The restaurant’s last service was on Sunday, according to owner/executive chef Troy Graves. Their website and Facebook pages have been taken down, and they’re no longer on OpenTable. Likewise, a phone call leads to a generic voicemail greeting.

When they opened in 2012, the restaurant was a big deal for the stretch of Damen Avenue, an ambitious neighborhood spot that took classic American dishes, meshing them with international flavors and craft cocktails. Graves previously worked at Eve, the shuttered Gold Coast restaurant where Bistronomic now stands. He said he was welcoming the opportunity to avoid working on weekends and early mornings. Mezcaleria Las Flores’ co-owner Jay Schroeder came up under Graves at Red Door before moving on to work with Rick Bayless at Frontera Grill.

The building was a revolving door for restaurants, but Red Door provided the space with stability — until now. There’s no word what will happen to the space.

Red Door

10057 Riverside Drive, , CA 91602 (818) 277-3884