The original Dish is getting a do-over. Owner Tim McEneny is closing Dish Cedar Springs and replacing it with a more casual restaurant called Cedar Grove. The chef will be Pete Harrison, who is currently executive chef at Dish Cedar Springs. The final day for Dish is February 29; the new concept will open in May.
Dish Preston Hollow, which opened in February 2015, is doing just fine, thank you for asking, and will remain open.
Cedar Grove will boast a nature-inspired design and creative American cuisine. McEneny has been working with Coeval Studio's architect Jonathan Bailey on the design, menu, and experience. Elements include a grass-like material and over 50 handcrafted trees made of maple wood, designed to bring the outdoors in.
The new design will also incorporate a 360-degree bar area, a climate-controlled patio, and a 12-foot ribbon fireplace to be enjoyed year-round. The plight of the popular monthly Sunday drag branch remains under discussion.
McEneny says in a release that he's optimistic about the promising new concept.
"Dish Cedar Springs has been open since 2009, and it's proven to be a thriving and viable brand in another neighborhood, hence our desire to expand and consider new locations," he says. "We're confident Cedar Grove will answer the call for what we feel people are looking for in a bar and restaurant experience here."