Since June 2010, Centurion Restaurant, located at 214 W. Roosevelt Road, has been a cozy dining spot in the downtown Phoenix neighborhood. Opened by chef Eric Osburn, the restaurant offered beer, wine, and cocktails, as well as a menu of European-inspired cuisine.
Unfortunately for the restaurant's fans, Centurion closed its doors for good last month.
According to posts on the Centurion Facebook page, the restaurant closed in mid-February:
So for those of you who have not heard Centurion has closed its doors. Chef Eric is sad to see it close mostly because of all of the great fans that he won't be able to serve anymore. As it is with many things in life one chapter must close for another chapter to begin. Thank you all for your support over the years your smiling faces will never be forgotten!
A later post explains that Osburn now works for Personal Gourmet, a Scottsdale-based food concierge company.
The restaurant, which offered lunch and dinner, served a menu of affordable tapas-sized plates such as $5 brick oven pizzas, $4 risotto of the day, and $4 papas bravas, or pan-fried potatoes in pimento sauce. Heartier options included lobster entrees, veal tacos, and beef served with pumpkin.
Drink options included barrel-aged cocktails, wine, and an impressive list of scotch.