Iconic French Restaurant closes after 41 years of business
After more than four decades of serving authentic French cuisine and cultivating a cherished presence in Nob Hill, Rue Lepic has quietly closed its doors. The closure, which occurred a few weeks ago, came with minimal fanfare, leaving many patrons and loyalists surprised and saddened.
Rue Lepic’s online presence has been dismantled, with its website no longer active and its phone number disconnected. Not only this but another key indicator of its closure was seen through its Google and Yelp listings which now reflect the restaurant’s permanent closure. Similarly, its website is also down.
Established in 1982 by Michiko Boccara, Rue Lepic quickly became a neighborhood favorite, enticing diners with its traditional French fare and warm, inviting atmosphere. Over the years, the restaurant garnered a loyal following, including notable patrons like Robin Williams, Yoko Ono, Michael Keaton, Gene Hackman, and Melanie Griffith.
While the restaurant’s closure marks a bittersweet end to an era, there is a glimmer of hope for its future. Plans are underway to reopen Rue Lepic under new ownership sometime next year. Although the exact details, including the menu and concept, remain undisclosed, the prospect of Rue Lepic’s revival has sparked cautious optimism among those who cherished the restaurant’s unique charm and culinary delights.