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First Look: The Sycamore

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: The SycamoreThe Sycamore (re)opens its doors in German Village on Wednesday, July 28 - All photos by Susan Post
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The Sycamore in German Village officially makes its comeback tomorrow, Wednesday, July 28.

Good Food Restaurants purchased the neighborhood mainstay from previous owners Chris Crader and Grow Restaurants last summer.

Vice President and Managing Partner of GFR Tony Heaphy says while they wanted to keep the cozy, contemporary bistro slash neighborhood gathering place feel The Sycamore had cultivated in the evenings, they also looked to the neighborhood to see what residents wanted out of the space. The answer? A place to grab breakfast or coffee in the morning; or have a business meeting.

In its new iteration, The Sycamore will now be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner six days a week. The eatery opens its doors at 7 a.m. with a full lineup of coffee and espresso drinks, along with house-made pastries and a few treats from Worthington’s Sassafras Bakery. A streamlined breakfast menu includes an egg sandwich, omelette and yogurt bowl.

At 10:30 a.m., the bar opens up and lunch dishes hit the menu – salads and a few sandwiches borrowing smaller portions from the dinner menu. Breakfast and lunch will be counter service – order at the register, take a number, sit-down, receive food. The first meals of the day wrap up at 3 p.m. when the restaurant closes for an hour to gear up for dinner.

Dinner’s a full-service, sit-down affair starting at 4 p.m. Heaphy describes the dinner menu as more traditional bistro fare with some Spanish and Italian influence.

Some can’t-miss dishes include Suppli al Telefono – think a cross between arancini and a mozzarella stick; house-made Agnolotti pasta with mascarpone, saffron and sun-dried tomato; and a Whole Branzino.

There will be some seasonal flare to the menu, kicking off with two summer staples, a Burrata, Beet & Heirloom Tomato salad, as well as a Lobster Roll.

The bar will serve up beer, an extensive selection of wine and a list of updated takes on classic cocktails.

Diners will notice a new addition to the front of The Sycamore. The building has been outfitted with a walk-up window that will primarily serve as a pick-up window for to-go orders and the walk-by coffee grab. Once the restaurant has a few weeks of service under its belt, the window will be added to the mix.

The Sycamore, 262 E. Sycamore St., will be open from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4 – 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more information, visit sycamoregv.com.

All photos by Susan Post

The bar will serve up beer, wine and a selection of craft cocktails
There will be wine…lots of wine!
The Sycamore seats 52 inside and 20 on the patio
The front table at The Sycamore
The Sycamore’s coffee menu includes drip coffee and a variety of espresso drinks, as well as some speciality lattes like Buckwheat Honey Vanilla and Raspberry
The Sycamore has added a walk-up window for take-out orders and coffee
The Sycamore is ready for its comeback in German Village
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