It seems that Du-Par’s Restaurant in Encino is no more, ending a truncated run for the beloved breakfast name. Long known for their still-operational 1930’s era Original Farmers Market location, Du-Par’s seems to have shuttered their Valley option on November 15 with nary a word.
The former John O’Groats space hadn’t been around forever, only lasting about a year and a half along Ventura Boulevard. It was a high visibility 24-hour destination at the base of a mixed-use building, but may not have been able to sustain the kind of all-day business needed for a big place like Du-Par’s. Ultimately, the only notice customers were given was a voicemail left behind thanking folks for their patronage. Yelp also now lists the place as closed.
The move is a loss for Encino, which had been experiencing a miniature bubble of activity lately. Mostly that has included the burgeoning Phillip Frankland Lee empire of restaurants, including Scratch Bar (which just announced an expansion into Santa Barbara) and Luke Reyes’ Oh Man! Ramen, but also the colorful new Claudine bakery. Remaining Du-Par’s locations include the original off Fairfax, plus outlets in Studio City, Pasadena, and Las Vegas.