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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Qube Calls It Quits

posted by on July 3 at 12:42 PM

Downtown’s French/Asian fusion lounge Qube is conducting its last day of business today.

Owners Fu-Shen Chang and Kerry Huang are sad to announce the closure of Qube. The last day of operation is today, July 3, 2008. Qube opened in December of 2006. “We’ve really enjoyed the challenge of having our own restaurant and seeing the pleasure people have had from tasting the seasonal menus,” says Fu-Shen. Qube brought something new to Seattle, a sophisticated, urban look and feel with matching modern food. Guests loved the Qube Sets and innovative a la carte plates. Qube was also known for its cocktails using infused alcohol, herbs and fruit. With the economic downturn, people have reduced their fine dining budget and Qube has felt the impact. Realtor Laura Miller, 206-726-3451, is handling the sale of the restaurant.

RIP, Qube, and condolences, lovers of French/Asian fusion cuisine.

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It seemed to take them forever to get open in the first place. I wonder how much more that put them behind the eight ball.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | July 3, 2008 12:36 PM

We went in once for happy hour. The place was empty. They ignored us for ever, then gave lackluster service and presented the mediocre food with no care. If they didn't care, why should we? We never went back. I'm not surprised at all they are closing.

Posted by MonkeyNose | July 3, 2008 12:44 PM

French-Asian fusion cuisine?

I'd rather just go to Paris and eat the Asian food they have there - the usual attention to detail to fresh vegetables and ingredients, but a heck of a lot cheaper than the xxxx that passes for "French" around here.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 3, 2008 1:10 PM

I never heard of them.

And the name is sucky...It sounds like a radio station or game system.

Posted by michael strangeways | July 3, 2008 1:13 PM

My experience, some time ago: It was overpriced, and the food wasn't terribly tasty. The cocktails were good, but there are much better bars within walking distance. Service was slow, but that's not saying much in Seattle, where food service lags our contemporaries.

Posted by Chris | July 3, 2008 1:15 PM

Big time fail. Is it too late to bring back Gibson's?

Posted by Jason Josephes | July 3, 2008 1:22 PM

Bring back the Frontier Room circa 92 int heir space...seattle is ostentatious to a fault with all these BS space restaurants!

Posted by randy beaver | July 3, 2008 1:23 PM

Bring back the irish guy from Gibson's. That guy was awesome.

Posted by Ross | July 3, 2008 1:27 PM

I second that, Jason.

Posted by rlv | July 3, 2008 1:30 PM

even a straight guy like me agrees with that, @8.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 3, 2008 2:48 PM

they must have gotten better with time because by the time we first tried the place out, we thought it was outstanding and it quickly became one of my wife's favorites.

Posted by Scotto | July 3, 2008 2:50 PM

Asian flavor, French technique

Posted by Paulus | July 3, 2008 3:24 PM

and it's pronounced "kwoob"

Posted by Paulus | July 3, 2008 3:25 PM

I'm surprised the place lasted as long as it did. I was sure it would close down within a year of opening. It was a pretentious mess of a restaurant that had no chance in a city like Seattle. Were the owners from out of town?

Posted by McDermott | July 7, 2008 7:33 AM

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