Villalobos Says Goodbye, New Project To Come with Ani Ramen House Creators

Fans of Villalobos were surprised to learn that the restaurant, part of the Montclair dining scene since 2014, is no more.

“After a temporary suspension of service mid-May, I have made the bittersweet decision not to re-open the doors of Villalobos,” said Adam Rose, Chef/Owner, posted to Instagram Thursday.

Rose writes:

First and foremost, I want to thank all our guests for making our seven years here so incredibly gratifying. Your support, especially during this very challenging time, has shown us what a special place a neighborhood restaurant can be. And our team deserves all my heartfelt appreciation for bringing their energy, their skills and their sense of hospitality every day.

I love being part of the community here, and I’m excited to be staying. Fortunately, I will be able to bring a new project to life in this space, on this block, with new partners at Montclair Hospitality Group, good friends and creators of Ani Ramen House. I can’t say anything more about it now—but I can’t wait to open the doors again.

To stay informed as our new opening date approaches, I encourage you to check local press, and follow the Villalobos Instagram for an invitation to follow the new project feed.

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