David Drake closes, plans new location…?

The renowned Restaurant David Drake closed this week.

A sign in the window of the Irving Street eatery reads:

“Restaurant David Drake has closed. Look for the NEW Restaurant David Drake in the spring in a new location. We would like to thank all of our local customers for all of their support over the years. We look forward to welcoming you back later this year.”

It’s unclear whether that new location will be in Rahway. I haven’t been able to find out much more since Tweeting about it Thursday but Drake told New Jersey Monthly‘s Table Hopping with Rosie yesterday: “I’m not sure what is going to happen, or not happen. It may reopen in the near future but perhaps as Bistro David Drake. We shall see because I’m totally focusing on doing good things at Alice’s in Lake Hopatcong right now.”

Thanks to reader Mark C. who emailed the heads-up on Thursday. Way to crowdsource!