Earlier this month, chef Mark Fischer, owner of Phat Thai in Denver and Carbondale and the Pullman in Glenwood Springs, opened Town. The new restaurant is located at 348 Main Street in Carbondale just across the street from Phat Thai. About 3500 square feet, Town. seats 70 inside, 20 at the bar, and an additional 70 on a patio.
Fischer, who closed his flagship restaurant Six89 last year in September, wanted Town to be a reflection of how he likes to dine featuring the food he likes to eat, while keeping it approachable to all. The vibe at Town is somewhere between what guests enjoyed at Six89 and what patrons currently experience at the Pullman. As he how he picked the location, Fischer says, "The location sort of chose us - ironic how things tend to work out."
The team at Town includes Mark Fischer as executive chef, Bryce Orblom from Six89 as chef de cuisine, and Chris Randall from Laundry in Steamboat as sous chef. Bill Bentley who also worked at Six89 rejoined Fischerr's team consulting on wine. Fiona Smollen, formerly baker and owner of Grana Bakery, is responsible for the pastries and breads crafted at Town.
Guests should expect Town to be a bakery and coffee shop in the morning, a casual lunch spot and gathering place through the day, and a more ambitious, yet still accessible dining destination at night. All in all, Town aims to provide wholesome yet creative food made with locally sourced ingredients and paired with good wines, handcrafted cocktails, and Colorado beers.
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday and for brunch on Sunday.