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is CF Donovans closed?

Janzy - I'm pretty sure you're not the wife or husband as they both know that what you say isn't true. There are also public records available that you can research if you sincerely are interested in understanding the truth. Hopefully, if you do this, once you understand the depth and complexity of the details, you will choose not to make such cynical and uninformed comments.
This will be my last comment re: divorce vs. defaults and I will try to follow my own suggestion and use this forum for restaurant reviews.

Jan 14, 2010
KBA in Greater Boston Area

is CF Donovans closed?

I haven't been to Harp & Bard in some time and will need to re-visit. I stop in Amhreins from time to time but for some reason don't enjoy eating at the bar as I did at CFD's. However - food is on a par. I do think Dorchester in general and Savin Hill in particular needs a CFD replacement beyond the existing restaurants...
If my itinerary allows it - my latest favorite "pub" style pick is "Fat Cat" in Quincy. Especially attractive as my favorite drink, for some reason costs the least there!

Jan 14, 2010
KBA in Greater Boston Area

is CF Donovans closed?

It is sad when one makes statements such as that (janzy's) on this site (restaurant reviews). It's irresponsible and insensitive to make such statements without knowing the facts.

Jan 13, 2010
KBA in Greater Boston Area

CF Donovan's in Hyde Park . . . finally?

You probably shouldn't comment on something you know nothing of......

Nov 13, 2009
KBA in Greater Boston Area

Ummmm....heh.....anyone know if CF Donovan's in Hyde Park is opening soon?

This opening has been delayed for several years... I heard that his wife divorced him in early 2008 so I don't know why the divorce is a continuing issue unless Arthur just doesn't want to do it because of additional alimony he'd have to pay with the money from a new restaurant .... or maybe he's just getting out of the business entirely.... He's obviously not in any rush to expand.

Jun 21, 2009
KBA in Greater Boston Area

Spring 2009 Openings and Closings

Seriously, is there any certainty to its opening? I know we have been down this path for years and have heard rumors of opening and then other rumors that it is being sold and that Mr. Donovan may be selling the Dorchester site as well. Did he just get in over his head with Hyde Park (economy) or has he lost interest?

May 08, 2009
KBA in Greater Boston Area

Is CF Donovan's in Hyde Park Open Yet?

I stopped in recently at Savin Hill and was pleasantly surprised with improved service. (In general, I have never found the food to be bad...) Previous visits had found the waitstaff and owner inattentive. I was so pleased with this recent experience, I asked the waitress her name (Denet, (sp?) pronounced like Rene...). This young lady was very pleasant, quick to check on my order, helpful in making a selection and showed the ability to check on me a couple of times without being intrusive. In addition, when I was finished, another waitress noted my empty dishes as she passed by and quickly picked them up and took them away... This type of good service has not been witnessed for some time....
I have been concerned that CFD's was going downhill, but if this improved service is a sign of a continued concerted effort to win customer loyalty then I feel there is a great future for both Savin Hill and hopefully Hyde Park!

Feb 07, 2009
KBA in Greater Boston Area

Is CF Donovan's in Hyde Park Open Yet?

Just curious - maybe we should update this weekly or monthly! Is anyone hearing anything about the Hyde Park opening or never opening? Has the owner just given up?
Is the Dorchester restaurant still worth going to?

Oct 08, 2008
KBA in Greater Boston Area