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New Tuscan Grato and Scotch Bar Opening Downtown

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The Downtown restaurant scene continues to blossom with new options with the addition of “Manifesto” in November. Located at 21 East State Street in the Fifth-Third Building, this new venue is being described as a “rustic Tuscan Grato and full scotch bar” by owner Yavonne Sarber, who also owns de-NOVO Bistro and Bar located just two blocks away on High Street.

“Our scotch bar will be extensive with knowledgable bartenders serving proper methods,” said Sarber. “We hired Todd Adam from Hyde Park who is an expert on everything scotch — hopefully we’ll have the best scotch list in town with a lot of small batches.”

Sarber describes the decor of the new venue as both beautiful and manly.

“Being right in front of the statehouse provides such a beautiful view with all windows in the front,” she said. “We’re also going to add a patio out front once the city approves the variance.”

Manifesto will seat 90 guests and will be open from 7am for breakfast through 1am on weekdays and 2am on weekends. The culinary team for the new restaurant includes leadership from Chef Robert Harrison, executive sous chef Mike Gadd, and sous John Franke.

To view a preview of the new menu, CLICK HERE.

Manifesto is scheduled to open Monday, November 12th.

More information can be found on their Facebook page.

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6 Responses to New Tuscan Grato and Scotch Bar Opening Downtown

  1. catnfiddle October 24, 2012 9:43 am at 9:43 am

    My brain just crackled over the idea of a scotch breakfast.

  2. stephentszuter
    stephentszuter October 24, 2012 10:14 am at 10:14 am

    So happy they are staying open that late!

    Seriously, that is a big thing for us 43215ers.

    Down with the downtown hours of yesteryear! Huzzah!

  3. futureman October 24, 2012 11:19 am at 11:19 am

    Where is located in the building? The closed Wendy’s?

  4. Walker Evans
    Walker October 24, 2012 1:09 pm at 1:09 pm

    It’s the former Isabella’s space with around a 500 sqft addition from another adjoining spot.

  5. MHJ October 24, 2012 8:19 pm at 8:19 pm

    @futureman here is the Google Street View of the space: http://goo.gl/maps/LuP53

  6. Cbusbill October 26, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am

    As a scotch enthusiast, this is absolutely great news!! Can’t wait to see what single malt gems they have that won’t be available elsewhere in town. Woo-hoo!!

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