Bridge Ten Brasserie on the South Side has closed. And owner Dave DeSimone plans on opening a wine bar in Shadyside.
From the press release:
In July 2012, the Bridge Ten Brasserie team set out to offer an authentic French style brasserie experience to our guests from Pittsburgh and beyond. In working with passion and dedication, we have been honored to welcome guests literally from across America and from around the globe. We have learned much and adapted our cuisine, service and ambiance, and judging from you, Bridge Ten Brasserie's friends and core guests, we succeeded more often than not in fulfilling our goal.
Regrettably "succès commerciale" has proven elusive. So after much soul searching, I made the tough decision to close Bridge Ten Brasserie effective with last Saturday's service.
I would like to thank the many folks whose belief helped make Bridge Ten Brasserie a reality. The list begins with our dedicated staff in the kitchen, front of house and bar. Thank you to our vendors, professional advisers, landlord, and investors. Most of all, thank you to our loyal customers. It has been a pleasure serving you. And on a personal note, thank you to my three children and especially my son, John, who worked long hours and added much to the restaurant. Heartfelt thanks to my wife Kate for her steadfast support.
While bidding a fond farewell to Bridge Ten Brasserie, I am excited to be hard at work on another wine bar and restaurant project to be located in Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood. It offers a charming, intimate dining room and bar space and includes a delightfully inviting patio and garden. Stay tuned for more details as we work towards a Spring opening.
Here's to a future of sharing good food and wine. Cheers.