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Cyrus Confirms a Reopening in 2019, After Years of Suspense

The former two Michelin-starred restaurant will be reborn in Sonoma County

Douglas Keane

Cyrus, chef Douglas Keane’s fine-dining restaurant in Healdsburg, will officially reopen in 2019. The two Michelin-starred restaurant closed in 2012 after seven years of operation, when its building was purchased by a new landlord. The space is now occupied by the restaurant Chalkboard, in the bottom of Hotel Les Mars.

Keane has been productive since Cyrus’ closure. He opened St. Helena yakitori restaurant Two Birds/One Stone with LA chef Sang Yoon (Father’s Office, Lukshon), competed on Top Chef Masters, and owns Healdsburg Bar and Grill with business partner Nick Peyton.

After Cyrus closed, Keane and Peyton retained rights to the Cyrus name. It’s resurrection on an Alexander Valley vineyard owned by Kendall-Jackson winery has always been on the horizon for the duo.

Those plans have been somewhat stymied by neighbors who voiced opposition over the possibility of unwanted noise and traffic in the rural area. At last update in 2014, Keane was planning a 36-seat restaurant, considerably smaller than the original 85-seat sparkler in downtown Healdsburg.

Now plans seem to be back on track. Here’s the statement from Cyrus’ representatives, which is intentionally vague:

“We are very excited to confirm that Cyrus will reopen in 2019 in a new building and location, taking advantage of the breathtaking vineyard views in Alexander Valley, Sonoma County. We look forward to offering a unique and evolved version of our carefully curated service and cuisine. We will have more information in the coming weeks/months.”

Stay tuned for more information as the project develops.