Wednesday April 10, 2013 | 03:31 PM

Stephanie Brown, chef/owner of SeaGrass Bistro at 305 U.S. Route 1 in Yarmouth, has announced she’ll be closing the popular little restaurant later his month.

The bistro’s last day will be April 26.

Brown told me in an e-mail that she has decided to accept an offer to become executive chef at the Woodlands Club in Falmouth, “an opportunity that found me, I was not looking for it!”

“There was an offer on the table I could not refuse,” she explained. “I have been in the club arena before and loved it. I am one of those chefs that does not mind going back to a property versus a private location. I love both for different reasons.”

Brown will begin her new position on May 1.

Brown said the arrival of the new restaurant Gather down the road – it always seems to be packed, and one has to wonder if it was drawing business away from SeaGrass – had nothing to do with her decision. She says Yarmouth could support both restaurants, and she has a strong, loyal clientele “who are very sad to see me go, but are very happy for me.”

“Over the eight years I have owned SeaGrass, I have become embedded into a community that will be hard to say good-bye to,” Brown said. “As one of a handful of sole women chef/owners in the area, I am proud of what I have accomplished over the years.”

As a restaurant owner, she continued, “if you are going to close, it is always so nice to close on a high note and to have a choice! I am truly grateful!”

One of the the dishes Yarmouth will miss is Brown’s Riccotta Ravioli with Butternut Squash Reduction:


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