It is with a sad, heavy heart that I have to write this post. I just found out from Aly, the manager, Chris, the Intoxicologist Extraordinaire and an email from Eric and Audrey that Augustine’s Bistro has officially closed. It was, indeed, one of my absolute favorite restaurants. Business just was there to sustain the awesome ideas and food concepts that Eric and crew had.
In talking with a friend, we truly believe that 401 W 4th Street is just a bad locale. The location is perfect for many things, but because it is inside the Stevens Center, people think that it’s only open on show nights. This wasn’t the case. It was open 5 nights a week and even lunches.
The French cuisine will be missed and the drinks that Chris dreamed up, hopefully, will land elsewhere. The smile from Aly always lit up the room. Downtown Winston-Salem just doesn’t know what it’s going to me be missing. It’s this writer’s hope that they land on their feet in a new location, at least in some resemblance of what Augustine’s Bistro was. Cheers to Eric, Audrey, Aly, Christ, Ricky, Nick, and all the crew.