Vincent A Restaurant was known for its annual Tour De Burger menu. Credit: Photo by Eric Best

Vincent A Restaurant will close at the end of the year

Updated: October 14, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Vincent Francoual has decided to close his longstanding restaurant on Nicollet Mall.

Vincent A Restaurant will serve its last dinner service on Thursday, Dec. 31 after 14 years. Francoual said his decision to close the restaurant was a personal one. 

“Running Vincent A Restaurant has been an incredible experience, professionally and personally, full of rewards and challenges.  After 14 years and careful consideration, I have decided it is time for me to move forward into another stage of my life, and close the restaurant,” he said in statement. “This wasn’t a decision that came easily.”

The restaurant at 1100 Nicollet Ave. S. will remain on regular hours until the closing date. 

“I love and respect my staff and the many guests who have supported me over the years.  I want to close the restaurant with dignity and allow my staff and guests the opportunity to say goodbye.  I want to honor those who were with me when I opened and make sure they are with me to celebrate when I close,” Francoual said.