Eater has confirmed that the splashy Pinot American Brasserie, which opened with much fanfare in the West End's twelve|west building last August, has closed after 11 months and what's best described as a, um, roller-coaster of a first year. The final dinner service was last night, and according to an employee, the owners are looking for someone to take over the space.
The sprawling 140-seat restaurant, which opened under the direction of former McCormick & Schmick's chef Bill King, had seen several chef/concept changes in its brief run — originally starting out as an open-17-hours-a-day-brasserie that drastically slimmed down its menu after King's departure just three months later (he exited in October 2010). Since then, the restaurant underwent at least three chef changes (that we know about, anyway).
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