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Out of Business: Edgartown Restaurant Eleven North

The two-level North Water Street eatery and watering hole will not reopen after a December flood, reports the Martha's Vineyard Times. What kind of restaurant would you like to see there next? Tell us in the comments.

In happier times: A photo from the restaurant's Facebook page shows the downstairs bar on opening night in September, 2012. (Eleven North Facebook page)
In happier times: A photo from the restaurant's Facebook page shows the downstairs bar on opening night in September, 2012. (Eleven North Facebook page)
The owners of Eleven North, at the former location of David Ryan's on North Water Street in Edgartown, will not reopen the restaurant after a December flood, reports the Martha's Vineyard Times.

The partners were in the second year of a five-year lease but "did not succeed at their venture," according to one of their landlords, the Times reports.

Read "Eleven North restaurant heads south."

The two-story eatery and watering hole, which opened in the fall of 2012 at the former site of David Ryan's, had struggled from the start:

  • In its first winter, townies found Eleven North a diverting place to drink and watch big-screen TVs, but thought the food overpriced. 
  • Accessible only by stairs, the upstairs dining room was off-limits to seniors (a significant consumer group in Edgartown and Island-wide) and handicapped patrons. 
  • People with handicaps, as well as town government, were also dissed by the restaurant's lack of a required entrance ramp.
  • While some Island visitors raved — one even posted on Patch that Eleven North served the "best burger I've ever had! Nice and juicy" — the place never developed a foodie following, even after bringing in a high-powered executive chef last spring.
According to the Times report, the building's owners are seeking a new restaurant tenant with a more experienced and capable management team.

Did you eat at Eleven North? What kind of restaurant would you like to see there next? Tell us in the comments.
Aron Levy January 11, 2014 at 08:03 AM
Overpriced and noisy. I'd like to see it replaced by a Black Dog store (HA!).
ksw430 January 11, 2014 at 09:03 AM
Food was great, staff always terrific but hours off-season were unpredictable. They'd list as open, we'd drive in and find them closed. That's why you have a website, people. We've always enjoyed our meals and drinks. A more experienced mgmt. team would help.
annie January 11, 2014 at 09:34 AM
Want David Ryan's back.
Carolyn O'Daly January 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM
Only ate there once. The food was cold, and that's bad if you're having soup. Never went back because the menu turned too eclectic and expensive....$17 bucks for a burger it certainly should have been the best on the Island. We year-rounders would like a year round restaurant with reasonably priced food...don't care what kind. David Ryans was perfect. We were very sorry to see it go.
louise duart January 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM
I would love to see a Chop House.....great cuts of meats and simple fresh seafood similar to The Capitol Grill. White table cloths, candles, comfy seating, warm colors, well stocked bar. Yummmm, I'm getting hungry. Maybe SQuire and I will buy the restaurant!
Kristin Zern January 11, 2014 at 01:03 PM
I never even saw it.
jack schimmelman January 11, 2014 at 02:41 PM
a great sushi place!
louise duart January 11, 2014 at 03:25 PM
like the idea of Japanese restaurant too!
chris gargan January 11, 2014 at 05:25 PM
I suspect that astronomical rents drive the ridiculous prices at most MV restaurants.
jack schimmelman January 11, 2014 at 07:55 PM
you're right about the rents.
Joan E Rice January 11, 2014 at 09:44 PM
I think the next restaurant should serve breakfast! A family style reasonably priced breakfast would really fill a void.
robbinsfarm January 13, 2014 at 12:44 PM
I am going to miss this place. Prices are good and quality was wonderful anybody that says they are were NOT doesn't know what they are talking about.
Aron Levy January 13, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Nineteen dollars was a 'good' price for a hamburger? One of these things is not like the other.
James Smith January 13, 2014 at 03:05 PM
I would argue the new property owners havent a clue. Time to step up and quit blaming your tenants. Fix your building, the exterior is still the dump David Ryans was. It has 2 floors, tenants should even have to pay for the second level if you dont have an elevator. Handicap access? You are the owners, why should the tenant have to deal with this??? 11 North was fine, good food, priced well. Time for the town to pressure the owners.
jack schimmelman January 13, 2014 at 08:54 PM
do you think the town officials even care as long as the place is occupied and supplying tax income? honest question. don't know the answer.
James Smith January 13, 2014 at 11:03 PM
Given the towns behavior during the Warren House debacle, you may be right Jack.

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