BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Do or Dine, the popular restaurant known for its creative dishes of foie gras donuts and spicy Dr. Pepper-glazed frog legs, closed its doors this week after four years on Bedford Avenue.
The eatery announced the sudden shuttering on social media and its website Wednesday night.
“Do or Dine will be closed for the foreseeable future,” the posting reads. “We are very sorry to disappoint those who were planning to dine.”
No clear explanation was given for the closure aside from a comment on the restaurant’s Facebook page that said, “Dreams > $. That's the long story short,” as first reported by Brokelyn.
“Sorry again folks. We'll say more when we can,” the post continues. “Right now it's just a bit tenuous. Thank you all for your patience and your love of what we do.”
Justin Warner, Do or Dine’s co-owner, could not be immediately reached for comment Thursday.
The Food Network star and chef recently took home $16,000 for a local Bed-Stuy charity by competing on the Food Network show “Guy’s Grocery Games,” which aired Sunday.
When asked this week about plans for the 1108 Bedford Ave. spot, he told DNAinfo, “The scope of my restaurant is undecided,” but did not mention any plans for closure.
The restaurant often hosted backyard dance parties and barbecues, with the most recent festivity taking place on Labor Day weekend.
Fans of Do or Dine, which opened in 2011, took to the eatery’s Facebook and Twitter pages to express dismay.
“Really sorry to hear that,” wrote Facebook user Stephen Schwarz.
“Thank you guys for putting out the amazing food and drink that you did. We'll miss you in the neighborhood.”