Sneak Peek: Siam
After a soft opening in May, Grove newcomer Siam
, located at 4121 Manchester Ave., is putting the finishing touches on food and drink menus in time for a June 14 grand opening. Those familiar with the former Novak’s space will notice a few changes in the newly minted Siam; co-owners Steven Preston and Ron Bray knocked down walls for a more open floor plan and hung vibrant animal artwork on the brick surrounding the bar. Outside, a spacious patio trussed in brick and wrought iron caters to both the dinner crowd and the late-night set.
“[The Grove] is an eclectic neighborhood,” Preston said. “There’s a good mix of people here, so we’re making it a place for everybody.”
The menu will feature Asian-inspired cuisine from executive chef Tyler Davis, whose previous experience includes Ernesto’s Wine Bar
, and sushi chef Nanda Nyunt, formerly of Cafe Mochi
. Currently, the bar at Siam is open Friday and Saturday starting at 8 p.m.; if you’re lucky, the kitchen may be testing a few menu items for late-night hungry customers.
After its grand opening, Siam will operate Wednesday to Sunday from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m., transitioning to a late-night menu at 11 p.m. General manager Kelly Washam said Sunday brunch may be on the horizon as well.
Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect when Siam gets into full swing:
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