New Cameron Mitchell Steak Concept to Open in Grandview
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants will be debuting their 15th Columbus restaurant this winter.
The Avenue Steak Tavern will open early February 2016, at 1307 Grandview Avenue, in the former Panera Bread space. The space, both interior and exterior, has been completely remodeled. The return to a steak-centric restaurant is a first for the company since it sold off the original Mitchell’s Steakhouse businesses to Ruth’s Chris in 2007.
“It’s a great neighborhood with a vibrant downtown, and there was a good opportunity for a neighborhood steakhouse,” said CMR executive vice president David Miller, explaining Grandview as The Avenue’s location of choice.
The 4,830 square foot space will seat 135 including bar seating. An additional 24 seats are available on the front-facing patio. Steaks, salads, sandwiches, seafood, and pasta are all on the menu, as well as a meticulous selection of wines. The tavern will be an “approachable neighborhood restaurant,” according to a press release sent out earlier today, with a Great Gatsby-esque interior reminiscent of classic 1920s steakhouses.
Jeff Lindemeyer, former executive chef of Cameron’s American Bistro, will serve as executive chef. Kristen Luff, another longtime CMR veteran, will take post as general manager. Hiring for hourly positions will begin in December, creating 60-70 new jobs.
The Avenue Steak Tavern will be Columbus-based CMR’s 25th restaurant. The Avenue will trail the opening of Short North’s The Guild House, which opened its doors back in January.
For more information, visit www.theavenuesteaktavern.com.