Last month, we reported on the pastrami, chopped liver and matzah ball soup offerings in Sonoma at the new Mint & Liberty Diner, where chef Michael Siegel had landed after closing Shorty Goldstein’s, the Financial District deli he ran for four years. After a very slow opening period, the owners have decided to close the diner, and Siegel will move on to the group’s Sonoma brunch spot, the Sunflower Caffé.
In a statement on the restaurant’s website, the owners said: “We wish we had more time to find our footing, have the word spread and make this a great new addition to the food scene in town. Unfortunately, that takes time, and we opened our doors at the beginning of a tough winter season. We simply do not have the funds to keep the doors open at this point.”