A two-year-run quietly ended over the weekend in the West Loop, as Tete Charcuterie has shuttered. The Tribune received a statement from the restaurant's partners which confirmed the closure but didn't touch upon the specifics for the decision. Tete opened in March 2014.
Attempts to get a hold of ownership over the weekend weren't successful. Saturday night's service was bustling, and on Sunday afternoon there were no signs of pending closure. Tete's meat-centric menu drew rave reviews, but the restaurant at 1114 W. Randolph St. will now be a sought-after vacancy along Randolph Restaurant Row.
UPDATE: Tete sent over a statement in which partner Thomas Rice said: "We've met so many wonderful people over the past years and thank them for their support. That's part of what makes closing the restaurant bittersweet. On the upside, we've learned so much about operating a business. TETE has been a fulfilling, exciting project since the day it opened. Maintaining high standards is never easy and yet we are confident that our level of consistency has never wavered since Day One."
Partner Kurt Guzowski added that the team is "incredibly proud of what we've accomplished with TETE. It has created a foundation for us to showcase our talents. It has allowed us to introduce our product and garnered a reputation for the quality we provide. We're walking away from this feeling very positive about what we've built for the last two years."