The torch has been passed at Coral Room, a fixture on Highlands Square at West 32nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard for more than a decade. Chef John Nadasdy originally opened the restaurant, but is now shifting his focus to other pursuits. In his place, Grant Williams, who most recently served as Coral Room's bar manager, and Ray Childs, a longtime resident of the neighborhood, have taken over ownership.
Over the past 10 days or so the eatery has been closed to undergo a makeover including paint, upholstery, and new kitchen equipment. While the menu has been reworked with plenty of input from the kitchen staff, the overall concept remains as a bistro, emphasizing hormone-free and organic, high-quality ingredients.
Williams says the name and hours will stay the same for now, though those aspects are being revisited and could change in the future. He and his staff are aiming to reopen tomorrow, Saturday, October 18.