New details are out on The 404 Kitchen’s impending move to its more spacious digs in The Gulch. With construction in the old Watermark restaurant space moving along over the past several months, a representative for The 404 Kitchen tells Eater that the first phase of the project, Gertie’s Bar at The 404, is planned to open the week of Nov. 13, with the full restaurant opening approximately two weeks later. The 404 Kitchen’s original location will serve its last meal on Nov. 11, with the space available for larger group dining events throughout the holidays.
Gertie’s Bar, named after Gertrude ‘Cleo’ Lythgoe, known as the ‘Queen of the Bootleggers,’ will occupy the downstairs and will feature a separate bar menu from chef Matt Bolus. Menu items will include a Benton’s Ham plate, tater tot poutine and a cold fried chicken salad with hot chicken mayo on a Martin’s potato bun.
As for the cocktail program, the restaurant has brought on beverage director Christina Cabrera, a veteran of the San Francisco bar scene, to oversee the bar menu downstairs at Gertie’s, as well as upstairs in the main dining room. The menus will change quarterly, each one themed, with the debut cocktails centered on movies made in Nashville. Initial offerings will include the 404 Old Fashioned with brown butter infused bourbon, pecan syrup and bitters, and the Walking After Midnight with rye, brown sugar apple infused Bianco vermouth, Benadictine and cinnamon tincture.
So with the homestretch now in sight, be sure to check back often for more updates.