February 23, 2024


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Downtown Melbourne’s Ember & Oak stays open during remodel

Just before we go any further more, Kevin Andersen wants everyone to know 1 factor: Ember & Oak is open. 

Yes, there’s development likely on inside of the dining home of the modern-day downtown Melbourne steakhouse. But there’s protected seating on the patio, and the wine place is pouring.

This is just not how the chef/operator of the 200-additionally seat location planned issues, but it is really 2020 and ideas this 12 months have been little additional than daydreams.

Again in January, Andersen was giddy about the coming months.

Siblings and co-owner/operators Kevin and Lauren Andersen, with Chef de Cuisine Sean Bach. Ember & Oak at 712 East New Haven Avenue in downtown Melbourne is undergoing major remodeling, yet this upscale steakhouse with a wine bar is still open for outdoor dining.

He and his partners had just bought the constructing in which they’d opened Ember & Oak in April 2019. They’d spent the relaxation of that year serving steakhouse meals in a modern Italian environment, ready to trade their lease for a mortgage loan and not wanting to set money in a constructing they didn’t own.

5 a long time earlier, the former call heart had been remodeled into a restaurant with loads of glass, granite and metal, plus a spacious piazza a fairly area, but not the heat, cozy vibe Andersen wanted to portray.