Some disappointing news to report.
According to a post on the Belle Isle Blog (thanks to Zed for linking to it in the comments of this post), Barbu is closed. Barbu opened a bit over a year ago and was the reincarnation of a spot called “A” (which was in the Design District, in the location that is now Buena Vista Bistro). Styled as an organic bistro, Barbu served delicious food slowly. It will be missed.
Barbu goes out at #16 on this week’s power rankings. When you’re sipping your organic IPA at happy hour tonight, pour one out for Barbu.