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An Airline-Themed Asian Restaurant Abruptly Departs

Departure closed

Departure Restaurant + Lounge
Departure Restaurant + Lounge
Adam Larkey

Departure Restaurant + Lounge, the Asian restaurant from Top Chef veteran Gregory Gourdet, closed. Halcyon Hotel’s recent sale didn’t include Departure, although parent company Sage Restaurant Group says it’s scouting new locations in the Denver area.

Departure, designed by Skylab Architecture, opened in 2016 as an expansion of the original based in Portland, Oregon. The restaurant featured a large contemporary space with air travel influences, including an imposing airport-terminal-like bar and aerial maps that served as art. A shoji room was covered in an installation featuring the X-ray contents of suitcases. The space featured two patios, a lounge, two dining areas, booths around the bar, a sushi counter, and a binchotan counter.

Sage Restaurant Group reports that gift cards to the Asian restaurant can be used at any of the group’s locations, including The Corner Office, Kachina Cantina, Emporium Kitchen, and Urban Farmer.

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Urban Farmer

1659 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 262-6070 Visit Website

Departure Restaurant + Lounge

525 Southwest Morrison Street, , OR 97204 (503) 802-5370 Visit Website

Kachina Cantina

1890 Wazee Street, , CO 80202 (720) 460-2728 Visit Website