The end of Medicine

According to a bunch of people on Yelp, which, yeah I know may not be the most accurate source of information, Mecine Eatstation is closing its doors and wrapping itself in a cocoon of renovation. What emergers will be woefully different.

Medicine is perhaps my favorite vegetarian restaurant. Did I say is? I meant was.

Medicine served a modern take on Shojin cuisine, which is sort of like super healthy vegetarian monastery food. It’s unique, to be sure. They had wonderfully odd tasting courses and sake pairings. They had a black sesame tofu that curled my toes. They had the richest and most savory miso in town.

But that will be no more.

When Medicine Eatstation shrugs off its cocoon it will no longer be a vegetarian restaurant based on 5,000 years of tradition. Instead, it will sell . . . fish and bento boxes. To the business lunch crowd. How utterly original, eh?

(Photo from Artcode on Flickr)

5 Comments so far

  1. Nancy (unregistered) on March 7th, 2007 @ 5:32 pm

    hm. I’m sorry to see it be re-transformed, as well – they had some delish plates and I love love love the openness of the space. Hopefully that won’t change much if they’re continuing an asian theme? [fingers crossed]


  2. TinMan (unregistered) on March 7th, 2007 @ 7:15 pm

    Is it just me or does anyone else think “Medicine” was an incredibly lousy name for a restaurant?


  3. Nancy (unregistered) on March 7th, 2007 @ 9:19 pm

    Tinman, thankfully the logo seen on the street was a stylistic M, only when you got close did you see the full word. I recall thinking it was odd, too, and then assuming it must be a sleek vodka bar, or other ‘tonic’. I tried it on a whim, because the austere design appealed to me, and I loved it. Their house roll was delish, and they had an eggplant dish that was suprising, but very very good.

    And you sat a really long (beautifully crafted) wood tables, alongside strangers, which, for some reason, I really love doing.


  4. Kyle (unregistered) on March 8th, 2007 @ 9:32 am

    Thank GOD! Where’s the beef.


  5. olivia (unregistered) on March 9th, 2007 @ 12:23 pm

    i heard from a friend of mine who worked there and is still good friends with management and the employees is that the reason for the “renovation” is because they are seriously in debt because they aren’t getting sufficent business to keep running it the same way. they are hoping this change will boost business and allow them to stay open longer, instead of closing their doors permantely



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