Black Point Seafood Restaurant Coming to The Cap
Just about everyone in the city associates The Cap with the Hyde Park Restaurant Group. Not only does their Steakhouse sit at 569 North High Street, but Eleven, their young, hip bar concept, is right next door.
And this Fall, the Hyde Park Group will open yet another restaurant on The Cap, this one a more casual seafood eatery that’s not all seafood. It will sit across the street from Hyde Park, at the former site of Sushi Rock at 570 North High Street.
Black Point Seafood Restaurant will offer a range of selections that includes the requisite grilled fish and sushi, but also chicken, chops, and steaks. There will also be more accessible options, like flatbreads, sandwiches, and shared plates.
The kitchen will be headed up by an as-yet unnamed veteran chef of the Hyde Park family, which will offer continuity in standard and quality for guests. And according to Rick Hauck, Hyde Park Principal, the similarity to other Hyde Park restaurants stops there.
“While there may be some transfer of volume, we are confident the concepts are different enough,” shares Hauck on the potential for overexposure. “The demographic appeal to Black Point is expected to be somewhat broader, and a bit younger. The dining experience will not be the same.”
The Hyde Park Group has been honing this concept for years, and finally feel it’s the right time, economically and socially, to launch. The 8,300 square feet space will seat 75 guests in the dining room, and another 45 on the patio when opened.
In addition, Black Point will feature six private event rooms, and a large bar. The average patron can expect to pay around $40 for an evening out there, a comparatively smaller price point than a typical meal across the street.
Black Point Restaurant is being billed as “the best of a new generation of American restaurants”. Not only did the location and timing seem to perfectly coincide with an upturn in consumer spending, but Hauck believes the concept is ideal for the neighborhood.
“Yes, the Short North/The Cap has lots of restaurants; it’s vibrant and full of life,” adds Hauck. “There’s lots of competition, but it’s where all your shoppers are, so that’s where you open your new store. The menu has been tested, and the venue’s just right for this particular restaurant style.”
Black Point hopes to be open this September, one year after its predecessor closed its doors. For more, visit www.hydeparkrestaurants.com.