The sign has been up for weeks and the interior is well on its way at Mister Tuna, chef Troy Guard's upcoming restaurant. Set in RiNo in the Industry development at 3033 Brighton Boulevard, the 3,500 space will reveal itself in mid-July as a modern grill-centric restaurant that will seat up to 115 guests inside with another 40 on a patio.
This 8th spot in Guard's growing empire pays homage to the chef's father whose nickname was Mr. Tuna and who cooked all meals Hawaiian-style over a grill in the backyard. The grill at Mister Tuna will be wood fired, showcasing a style of cooking that brings people together.
The industrial space, formerly home to a produce market, has been updating, preserving its character and unique features. A large, open kitchen anchors the restaurant with a bar running the length of the room housing a raw bar, pickle bar (the kitchen team will be pickling just about anything that’s in season), and cocktail bar. Behind the bar, an eye-catching rotisserie will be roasting lamb, pigs, ducks, and more each day.
When it opens, Mister Tuna will start with lunch and dinner service, seven days a week. Here's a peek inside the space as it is being finished.