The Cook and the Bear in West Hartford will be closing on July 14, according to an announcement from its owners.
The joint venture between the owners of Millwright’s and Bear’s Smokehouse opened in 2017 with a dream of merging the two different styles to create a menu of barbecue-inspired dishes and “rustic but chic charm.”
The owners said they decided it was better to give up on the venture and focus on their other businesses.
“Strategically it was determined that both an expansion and additional investment would be necessary to continue further growth, Millwright’s Tyler Anderson and Bear’s Smokehouse’s Jamie McDonald said in a joint statement.
The restaurant is locked at Memorial Road in Blue Back Square.
The restaurant will honor all gift cards until closing day.