The Old South Gaylord Street outpost of John Holly's Asian Bistro shuttered earlier this month and Eater has good reason to believe that Charcoal Restaurant will replace it. The contemporary American restaurant could not confirm but asked that we keep our eyes peeled as they will share some information in the next week.
Charcoal opened in the Golden Triangle at 43 West 9th Avenue in 2011 under the direction of executive chef Patrik Landberg. A native of Sweden, the chef focused on new American cuisine but infused some of his native roots in the menu in dishes like the smoked and cured Skuna Bay salmon, served with latke, chive cream cheese, knäckebröd, pickles, caper relish, dill mustard, currently on the dinner menu.
If it does open in Wash Park, we would expect Charcoal to bring its steady hospitality and commitment to seasonality to this part of town. In the promo video below, Charcoal share some of its DNA and philosophy: