Rapour ends its run

This is why we can’t have nice things.

As I arrived to work today, I was greeted by David Allen, who told me that he received word that Rancho Cucamonga’s Rapour Restaurant and Lounge had shut down.

It’s a shame…and I’m not just saying that because they quoted me in their advertising.

The restaurant opened in November 2011 with great fanfare, an admirable goal and impressive pedigrees.

We were privileged to attend its grand opening, and everything that night was spot-on.

At the time, I thought the trendy lounge would be “the go-to place for bachelorette and girls-night-out birthday parties.”

Alas, it was not to be.

We visited Rapour a few times since the grand opening and were always impressed with the food and the service.

I will regret not taking the time to experience the restaurant’s Sunday brunch.

We will definitely miss Rapour, easily one of the best independent restaurants in the Inland Empire.

If you have unused gift cards for Rapour, you can call 909-899-7999 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and speak to Luis Cruz for a refund.

  • I suspect there’s an editing error in this sentence:

    “I will regret taking the time to experience the restaurant’s Sunday brunch.”
    Of course, all of my writing is allways of the hihest qualtiy.
    I never visited Rapour myself. Did Allen have any idea why it closed?

    • John: Thanks for pointing that out…I’ve fixed it.

      David didn’t mention any reason for the closure, just that it happened. It seems rather abrupt as the restaurant recently announced a Valentine’s Day event and a paella-making class (which was Tweeted about on the restaurant’s final day!).

      Or it could’ve just been a case of left hand not knowing what the right hand was doing.

      As we’ve been discussing on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/dine909/posts/521609461193835), pricey is fine, as long as it’s a known quantity. Fleming’s Steakhouse (also in Victoria Gardens) seems to do all right for itself. However, pricey and unknown or different is a much greater gamble.