Charcoal Bistro, the second act from the group behind the five year old Charcoal Restaurant, is opening today in Wash Park. Set in the former Old South Gaylord Street outpost of John Holly's Asian Bistro, the new casual restaurant focuses on rustic American cuisine and includes a raw bar and a full menu crafted by chef de cuisine Josh Leiby and executive chef Patrik Landberg.
On the menu, guests will find things like potted honey whole wheat bread with rosemary butter, sourdough onion rings, Sicilian fish soup, and Boulder chicken with bomba rice and chanterelle mushrooms. The breads, pickles and mustards are all house made and, as a general matter, so are most other things in the kitchen.
There is a full bar featuring select wine, beers and craft cocktails that adds to the dining experience in a room that can accommodate up to 65 diners.
Charcoal Bistro serves lunch on weekdays from 11:30 a.m till 2 p.m. and dinner Tuesday through Sunday starting at 5 p.m. Brunch is also served on both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.
Here's a quick video tour of the space that the restaurant posted this weekend on its Facebook page.