Here are the Boston-area restaurants that have permanently closed amid the coronavirus pandemic

Benedetto, Eastern Standard, and Mr. Dooley's Cohasset are just a few of the restaurants that made the difficult decision to shutter for good.

Braised duck leg tortelloni at Benedetto
Braised duck leg tortelloni at Benedetto, inside The Charles Hotel in Cambridge. Lane Turner/Globe Staff

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause economic upheaval across the world, restaurants and bars in the Greater Boston area have steadily announced their closings — and will likely continue to do so even while the economy recovers. Bob Luz, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, previously told that he anticipates 25 percent or more of independent restaurants won’t survive the pandemic. In the midst of a second resurgence of the virus, that number could alter even further.

While many restaurants are continuing to fight through the global health crisis by offering takeout and delivery, applying for aid, pivoting to ghost kitchens, or installing patios, here are the restaurants that have closed amid COVID-19.


This list will be updated; please check back for additional closures. In the meantime, if you have any tips on upcoming restaurant and bar closures, send an e-mail and any relevant photos to [email protected], or submit information here.

New in April:


Benedetto at the Charles Hotel has closed.

April 20 – Benedetto: Despite planning to reopen in late April, Benedetto at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge announced that it would not be coming out of hibernation. “Benedetto received word late last week from the corporate ownership group at the Charles Hotel that our lease is being terminated,” co-owners Mike Pagliarini and Pam Ralston revealed. “This news came as a complete surprise.”

Earlier restaurant closures:

Adventure Pub

Anna’s Taqueria (Beacon St.)

Artú (Beacon Hill)

Backyard Betty’s

Banana Boat

Bar Boulud


Bella Luna & the Milky Way


Border Cafe

Bukowksi Tavern

Bull McCabe’s


Cape Ann Brewing

Cheers at Faneuil Hall

Chic Chick

China King


Coda Bar & Kitchen

Conor Larkin’s Grill & Tap

Craigie Burger

Cuchi Cuchi

Deep Ellum

Dick’s Last Resort

Eastern Standard

Finn McCool’s

Flat Top Johhny’s



Grumpy White’s

House of Siam

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Legal Oysteria

Legal Test Kitchen

Les Zygomates



Love Art Udon


Morano Gelato

Mr. Dooley’s Olde Irish Village Pub

New Saigon Sandwich

Oisa Ramen



Popover King

Post 390

Pret A Manger

Regina Pizzeria (Allston)

Restaurant Dante

Somerville Brewing Co.

Stella Restaurant and Bar

Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale



The Automatic

The Cantab Lounge

The Field Pub

The Fours

The Friendly Toast Cambridge

The Frogmore

The Hawthorne

The Kitchen Cafe

The Lobster Claw Restaurant

The People’s Republik

The Pour House

The Table at Season to Taste


Wit’s End

Wonder Bar

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