After seven years in Houston, acclaimed restaurant The Pass & Provisions is closing this weekend. Owners Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan released a statement announcing that it’s the end of the line for the two-in-one restaurant known for its separate dining rooms (The Pass is devoted to luxurious fine dining while Provisions is a destination for more casual fare like pizza and pastas). Tomorrow, May 25, will be diners’ last day to visit The Pass & Provisions.
There’s been a few shakeups for The Pass & Provisions this spring that might’ve been foreshadowing. In April, the owners wrote on Facebook that “The Pass will be taking a brief hiatus to refresh and revamp. We will be taking the summer off and will re-open this fall with a revitalized menu.” Meanwhile, news broke this week that The Pass & Provisions’ former executive sous chef Steve Lamborn made the jump over to Agricole Hospitality’s Revival Market.
Here’s the owner’s note in full:
Owning a restaurant is very much (to us) like having a child. There’s the upfront excitement, the agony of the name, the big reveal and then the work. The ups, downs, the sweet moments and the hard ones, the tears and the smiles. Over the past seven years, from seeing the pilot lights burning in the morning to sometimes watching the dawn rise we have been honored to be a part of your celebrations, graduations, weddings, and first nights away from the baby, your drinks out with friends, awards and promotions and even more for the bad times when you just needed a place to have a drink and a good meal to cheer you up. You are a part of our family, which is why this part of our story is so hard to write.
Saturday, May 25 will be our last day of service. Please come and say goodbye. Raise a glass with us and know that we appreciated your support.
Thanks for letting us cook for you.
Terrence & Seth