Big news for one of Nashville’s most critically acclaimed chefs, as Rolf and Daughters’ chef/owner Philip Krajeck plans to open a new restaurant concept in East Nashville next spring.
News first broke yesterday evening regarding the possibility of the project. And while plans for the as-yet-unnamed restaurant are still being finalized, new details are out today via a press release from Rolf and Daughters’ reps.
Located at 823 Meridian Street in the McFerrin Park neighborhood, the restaurant is described as “a seasonally focused neighborhood restaurant,” serving up vegetable-centric shareable plates, wood-fired pizza made with naturally leavened dough from freshly milled flour and large format dishes such as suckling pork shoulder for four. The restaurant will share the same philosophy as its sister restaurant, sourcing as much as possible from local purveyors and producing as much as possible in-house, including house-cured and fermented meats. The casual spot will also offer an all-natural wine list.
The space, formerly home to A&P five-and-dime, features 18-foot ceilings and exposed brick interiors, with Luke Stockdale of Nashville’s Sideshow Sign Company handling design duties. Seating will be for approximately 100, including 20 in a semi-private dining room.
Rumors have been floating around for several years regarding a next move for Krajeck, who opened his popular Germantown restaurant in the fall of 2012. But he says that he finally landed on this particular spot because he “fell in love with the neighborhood and space,” with its history and location making it the right fit.