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39-Year-Old Downtown French Restaurant Chez Nous Closes Permanently

The French bistro had been temporarily closed since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic

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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Longtime stellar French restaurant Chez Nous is now officially closed permanently in downtown Austin, according to an email newsletter sent by co-founders and co-owners Sybil Reinhart-Regimbeau and Pascal Regimbeau on Monday, June 14.

“We have been honored and humbled to serve you for the past 39 years,” Reinhart-Regimbeau and Regimbeau wrote in the newsletter, “but it is time for Chez Nous to say goodbye, to bid you farewell.”

Since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020, they kept the 510 Neches Street restaurant temporarily closed. In the newsletter, they described the pandemic as “a trying 15 months.” They opted against reopening for dine-in and takeout services despite the eventual lifting of dining capacities and restrictions, due to safety concerns.

Chez Nous was one of the city’s first French restaurants when it opened in 1982 by friends/co-founders/Paris natives Reinhart-Regimbeau, Regimbeau, and Robert Paprota (who passed away in 2000). The bistro menu focused on excellent regional fare from the European country, offering everything from duck confit, escargots, rillettes, pates, to crepes.

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