Photo of Gilt Club courtesy Avila/EPDX
After eight-and-a-half-years of serving late-night crowds (and exceptionally well-sourced chickens), Old Town's Gilt Club has officially closed its doors. Owner Jamie Dunn confirms the closure, saying he'll spend more time with family after 20 years in the restaurant business. (Sorry, no time for one last farewell dinner: a sign on Gilt's door says the restaurant "decided to quietly call it quits" and that "we'll miss all the friends we've made but are excited for the future!")
Gilt Club was founded in 2005, and during its run, enjoyed positive reviews for its full late-night menu (including a spot on the inaugural Eater 38), and appeared on Portlandia and the Food Network. In August 2013, executive chef Chris Carriker departed after a four-year stint; he's now in the kitchen at 23 Hoyt. Will the red-leathered space on NW Everett live on as a different restaurant? Stay tuned.
· Gilt Club [Official site]
· All Previous Gilt Club Coverage [Eater PDX]