Crown Restaurant Group Reveals New Concept Coming to The Foundry

Posted on May 7, 2024 by aatkinson

London-Style Public House to Open Downtown Later This Year

CINCINNATI (May 7, 2024) – After announcing in January that Crown Restaurant Group (CRG) had signed a lease to open its sixth eatery in Cincinnati City Center Development Corp. (3CDC)’s mixed-use Foundry development, chef/owner Anthony Sitek and co-owner Haley Nutter-Sitek recently announced details of their newest concept. Later this year, CRG will open a London-style public house in a 4,000-square-foot restaurant space between Five Iron Golf and Thunderdome Restaurant Group’s new American brasserie, The Davidson.

Though the restaurant’s name is still being determined, the Siteks have been hard at work developing the menu and designing the space. Its meat-forward menu will have a heavy Indian-influence, featuring a variety of curries, chutneys, samosas, house-made naan and more – all staples of traditional London-style public houses. Interestingly, following a mass migration of South Asian factory workers to Britain in the 1970s, demand for Indian dishes in Greater London took off. As a result, many dining establishments adapted their menus. As with any CRG concept, patrons can also expect high-quality pasta and steak options, along with a vast selection of beer, wine and cocktails.

“This is a big pivot for us,” Anthony Sitek said. “We wanted to do something that hadn’t been done yet – to create something new and exciting where people could enjoy great food in a great atmosphere. With all the heavy-hitters nearby – Jeff Ruby, Thunderdome, and Jose Salazar, to name a few – it just made sense for us to join the party. The reimagined convention center is going to draw a lot of people to the area surrounding The Foundry and we want to be a part of it.”

CRG has opened five restaurants in Cincinnati since 2018, including Five on Vine, Crown Republic Gastropub, Losanti, Rosie’s and Crown Cantina. The group is also partnering with Young Buck Deli to open a new sandwich shop on Vine Street that will also serve as CRG’s butchery and pasta commissary.

“It’s been amazing to watch the Siteks grow since we first partnered with them six years ago, and we’re thrilled to be working with them once more to bring an entirely new and unique concept to downtown,” said Lindzie Gunnels, Director of Commercial Leasing with 3CDC. “Their commitment to quality is evident in everything they do, and will complement the other restaurant operators in this district, which is defined by unique, locally owned, elevated food, beverage, and entertainment establishments.”

The build out of the space is already underway, and the Siteks are hopeful to celebrate the grand opening in late 2024.The restaurant will be open seven days a week, offering dinner only to start, but breakfast and lunch hours will also be added in the future.

Interior design work is being managed by Vikki Nutter, Anthony’s mother-in-law, of the Nutter Group. Like many British public houses, it will feature hunter green walls and Victorian design schemes, including upholstered pews from a church that recently closed on 9th Street. The Siteks are also working with Orange Chair to install custom seating throughout the space.

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