Barrister’s Restaurant to Close Sunday

Barrister's Restaurant Southampton village
Barrister's Restaurant. Photo credit: Brendan J. O'Reilly

Barrister’s Restaurant will close its doors for good on Sunday — for real this time.

The Southampton Village restaurant’s Facebook page Tuesday morning carried the following message:

Barrister’s Friends & Family…Tomorrow, 9/25/13, is our final Bail-Out Burger Wednesday…Thursday is our final Two-For-One Prime Rib night…Friday is our last Friday, Saturday, the same, and Sunday, our final Sunday Brunch…”what a long strange trip it’s been”…Come by and say goodbye on Sunday afternoon, from 3 P.M. until 7 P.M., we’d love to see you there.

The popular year-round dining destination has had brushes with closure before. In December 2012, owner Michael Ferran reported that Barrister’s last day was imminent, but then he said the deal to sell the property did not go through as expected.

In April 2013, the New York Post reported a rumor that Barrister’s was being sold to 75 Main owner Zach Erdem, but the Post printed a retraction later that month stating that Ferran was not in talks to sell Barrister’s or any other asset to Erdem.

Co-owner Richard “Digger” McMahon, who Ferran opened the restaurant with in 1979, succumbed to cancer in 2009.

Barrister’s, at 36 Main Street, is listed with Corcoran for $4.1 million.

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