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Simpatico Just Wasn't At The Plaza

June 22, 2012 at 1:36 PM | by | Comments (3)

Simpatico (/simˈpatiˌkō/): Likeable.

Unfortunately, the restaurant of the same name at the Plaza just couldn't live up to its definition. FremontStreetBars.com is reporting that Simpatico, the speakeasy(esque) dining joint inside the downtown hotel has closed its doors after about six months of service.

Envisioned as a "secret" resto within a resto concept, Simpatico just never garnered attention the way that its companion dining experience, Oscar's Beef Booze and Broads, did. And the headlines it did nab didn't help.

Back in February when we reviewed Oscar's we noted that Simpatico was "behind an unmarked and easily missed door." So, even if you were "in the know" about it, finding it was another matter.

Its closure may actually prove to be a good thing for Oscar's, however. The two restaurants had shared a kitchen. This may give Oscar's the opportunity to focus on improving food we rated as only "just good enough."

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Temporary Closure?

Oscar's top "broad", Antoinette, just responded to my inquiry on the Plaza Facebook page:
 Antoinette OscarsBroad - Just for the season we are using it for private functions only.
29 minutes ago via mobile

@sammasseur

Interesting. When I've seen that happen to other restos, its usually been the kiss of death, though. Guess time will tell!

Swinger's Club...

....has officially announced it's closing.  They have stripped out the mini golf and dueling pianos.  Now it's just an everyday bar called "The Drink".  Maybe they should rethink that resort fee.  Things aren't going so well.  The casino was dead on July 4th week while all the others lining Fremont Street were in high gear.

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