First look: Spoonbread Bistro in The Fan opens today

First look: Spoonbread Bistro in The Fan opens today

The southern and French-inspired restaurant from Chef Michael Hall hopes to welcome diners September 16th.

Photos: Trevor Dickerson/RVAHub

UPDATE: Spoonbread opens tonight, Tuesday, September 20th.

Original story:

Spoonbread Bistro, the latest concept from Chef Michael Hall, is set to open later this month in The Fan. Hall, former executive chef at the now-closed M Bistro & Wine Bar in Rocketts Landing, had a stint at the 2300 Club in Church Hill before taking over the soon-to-open space at the corner of Floyd Avenue and Robinson Street.

The spot was most recently home to Tex-Mex spot Jorge’s Cantina and was previously The Fanhouse.

Hall told us during a visit on Tuesday evening he plans to host a special preview cocktail party for neighbors adjacent to the restaurant before opening, if all goes to plan, on September 16th.

The building’s interior layout was largely retained in renovations to the spot, with the addition of new furniture; posh, bright green upholstery; rustic light fixtures; and lots of copper finishing. Hall says the last thing he needs to do is have the large mural of “Jorge” Washington on the brick next to the restaurant’s staircase creatively painted over–a plan is in the works.

As with the building’s previous establishments, the kitchen and a large, open dining area remain downstairs with additional seating and a full bar on the second floor.

The restaurant’s menu will feature southern and French-inspired cooking–full menu forthcoming–and be open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner service and brunch on Sundays.

Spoonbread Bistro is located at 2526 Floyd Avenue in The Fan.

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