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Quiet Melrose Charmer Napoleon and Josephine Will Close on Sunday

The Corsican restaurant with the gorgeous interior lasted three years

Napoleon and Josephine on Melrose
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

It’s almost the end of the line for Napoleon and Josephine, the charming Melrose restaurant from owners Cedric Savelli and Olympe Ricco. Word got around around over the weekend that they might be shuttering soon, and now the place is pegging Sunday night as the final farewell.

In a post to Facebook, the folks behind Napoleon and Josephine had this to say regarding the upcoming shutter:

Dear guests,

After a beautiful and exciting 3-years venture on Melrose, Napoleon and Josephine will be closing on September 17th, 2017. It doesn't mean that all is over...

To celebrate in style, the restaurant is planning a final evening of service filled with lots of drinks and an antipasti buffet for all who come. Until then diners can still make reservations for a fuller final experience.

What’s more, Napoleon and Josephine’s owners say they’ll be selling off pieces of the place starting on September 15. That means just about anything that isn’t nailed down, from the antiques and artwork to kitchen equipment. For more info on the closing, and what’s happening between now and Sunday, the restaurant went ahead and put together a handy Facebook event page.

The neighborhood will certainly feel Napoleon and Josephine’s loss, though by no means is the area hurting for restaurant choices. Folks seeking a similar patio experience can head to Barbara Jean or Spartina, while newcomers like Alta Nordic Kitchen abound. Even the Milk Bar team will be coming soon, along with a funky new coffee shop that carries a Sasquatch theme.