301 Mongolia in downtown Champaign to close

301 Mongolia in downtown Champaign to close

A downtown Champaign restaurant will close at the end of this week to make room for the expansion of a nearby restaurant.

Executive Chef at Dublin O'Neil's and 301 Mongolia Josh Huddleston said that Mongolia's last day in operation will be this Sunday.

Huddleston said the expansion project at Dublin O'Neil's will begin soon thereafter.  But he said a completion date is not yet known.

Huddleston said Dublin will not be closed during construction.

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Orbiter wrote on July 29, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Great news!  I hope Dublin is able to keep their decor consistent.  Sure would be nice if they could get rid of the blaring TVs.  Or maybe confine them to the bar-wing of the restaurant.


And hopefully Dublin will be able to improve the consistency of the food.  Overall, a great asset to downtown Champaign, I'm glad they're thriving.  So nice to have more options than asian and pizza.  Bravo!


I never saw many people eating at 301 Mongolia, and I found their pricing to be exhorbitant the one time I went.

illini372 wrote on July 29, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Blaring? Unless things have changed in the past six months, I have never heard the volume on the TVs turned on...much less blaring.

Orbiter wrote on July 30, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Illini372 is right, and I retract the "blaring" comment.  I guess I just am so annoyed by the distractions of video alone on TVs that they might as well be blaring, for me.  To be sure, Dublin O'Neils does a lot of things "right" and I really like the place.  I'm glad they're expanding, and I hope they are able to recruit and retain adequate new server and kitchen staff to keep up with the increase in customers!