Led by Executive Chef Matt Young, 1751 opened in 2019 and has been known for a menu focused on seafood and seasonal dishes. It is located at 191 Heights Blvd., Houston.
"We love the food and concept at 1751, but with our lease expiring mid-year and a lot on our plate with Andiron and The Pit Room 2, we made the business decision to close 1751 for now,” Sambrooks owner and founder Michael Sambrooks said in a statement, referencing two other restaurants on the horizon for the company.
All employees at 1751 will be offered jobs at one of the new forthcoming restaurants, Sambrooks said. He also left open the possibility of bringing the 1751 concept back at a later date.
“But for now we would like to thank our customers who enjoyed 1751’s progressive small-plate dining experience for a great run," he said.
With the closure, Young will take on a corporate chef role with Sambrooks, according to a Feb. 21 press release, which will involve assisting with the opening of Andiron, a wood-burning steakhouse slated to open in March on Allen Parkway.
Other Sambrooks projects that remain open include The Pit Room on Richmond Avenue and the nearby Candente. A second location of The Pit Room will also open in the Memorial area in late 2023, according to the release.