At least one Back Bay hot spot won’t be reopening with outdoor dining this week.
The Mandarin Oriental Boston and chef Daniel Boulud announced Monday that the hotel’s restaurant Bar Boulud will permanently cease all operations as of June 17. The statement cited the coronavirus pandemic as the cause, noting that COVID-19 has had a “negative impact on business levels, which has impacted operations.”
The restaurant has not offered takeout or delivery since March 26.
Chef Daniel Boulud opened Bar Boulud in September 2014, serving French-inspired bistro fare on Boylston Street. While his Boston project has closed, Boulud still maintains a collection of restaurants and bistros across the world, including in London, New York, Miami, Singapore, and Toronto.
“We’ve had six wonderful years at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston and have built an amazing community there,” Boulud wrote. “The fact is, we are in the midst of a very challenging time for restaurants, one that we never could have expected and one that has affected all of us deeply. While the doors to Bar Boulud Boston will unfortunately be closing, we continue to work with the Mandarin Oriental at Bar Boulud London and look forward to sharing other projects together in the future.”
The Mandarin Oriental has also been closed since March 26, though hotels are currently allowed to reopen with strict guidelines under Phase 2.