The Casablanca Is Finally, Actually Closed


The moody subterranean lair where Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick once held court, and where we once had a very nice piece of lamb, has finally closed its doors after several months of farewells. Boston Restaurant Talk confirms that the Harvard Square restaurant, which opened in 1955, served its last meal on December 21. We reported a while back on rumors that Dante deMagistris might take over the space, but we hear that this is no longer happening, either.

The owners then went on to open Casbah near Fresh Pond, which cheered us up a bit, but now it seems that restaurant is closed too, to make way for a barbecue concept called the Fat Man Cafe. It's still run by Casablanca's, Sari Abul-Jubein, though. Phew.

Goodbye, Casablanca, and thanks for the memories.

Earlier: Is Dante DeMagistris Taking Over the Casablanca?
Harvard Square's Casablanca Lives On, Just Down the Road
Fresh Pond Rocks a Casbah