Andrew Zimmern’s Lucky Cricket restaurant inside the Shops at West End has re-opened its reservations on Open Table. The beleaguered restaurant first opened by Zimmern and restauranteur Michael McDermott in November of 2018 under the shadow of controversial statements made by its celebrity chef co-owner. Critics both local and national were quick to write thought pieces on what the restaurant meant in a larger culinary landscape and return mixed reviews on the dishes served within.
Just after the July 4th weekend of 2019, the restaurant abruptly closed for what was supposed to be a two-week remodel. From the design company to Zimmern’s publicity team, no one was willing or able to comment on what the remodel entailed.
Now, a little over one month later and social media posts advertising employment opportunities, Lucky Cricket’s reservations page says that reservations are available as soon as Sunday August 25.
Meanwhile, the restaurant’s telephone line continues to go unanswered as have multiple email requests for comment.