DoveCote, the sometimes French restaurant in Downtown Orlando that was recently reviewed in these pages, has closed. A notice on the restaurant’s website says, “DoveCote is excited to announce its move to a new home!” However, it goes on to say that said new home has not yet been procured. So as of now, the only place it’s moving is out.
DoveCote opened seven years ago with Clay Miller as the executive chef and co-owner along with Gene Zimmerman of The Courtesy. Ravenous Pig’s chefs and owners, James and Julie Petrakis, were advisers and investors. All had since left the business.
At its closing, DoveCote was under the direction of Rob Tazioli and Chris Granville.
DoveCote occupied a storied space on the ground floor of a bank building that had for many years been home to Harvey’s Bistro (and various banks).
DoveCote had recently been accused of discrimination on social media sites by people alleging that management called the police to vacate a table of Black customers for staying too long.