UPDATED (5/1/17): According to a post on Lulu’s Facebook page posted over the weekend, the restaurant’s opening has been pushed from this Tuesday to next Tuesday, May 9.
A new fast-casual option is hitting the Germantown neighborhood next week, as Lulu, local restaurateur Miranda Pontes and her partner Doug Martin’s first project under the newly-formed Gather Hospitality group, opens on May 9.
Located at 313 Jefferson Street, Lulu has been another restaurant opening long in the making, having been first announced in September of 2015. Pontes, who has previously been behind some of Nashville’s most popular restaurants (Frothy Monkey, Burger Up, Josephine), is certainly looking for another hit here, tapping into the rapidly growing fast-casual restaurant segment. And the opening menu (see below) from culinary director Rachel De Jong (previously the opening pastry chef at 5th & Taylor, as well as the head pastry chef at The Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia,) touches on a number of popular fast-casual trends.
The menu is broken down between breakfast and all day items, things on toast, sandwiches, grain bowls and salads, rotisserie chicken and a small assortment of sides, along with a rotating selection of pastries and desserts. The majority of items range in price from $5 to $13, with the whole rotisserie chicken clocking in at $25.
Beverages include a number of coffee and tea options, along with a small list of specialty cocktails that can be ordered by the drink or in a large format. Eight wines by the glass or bottle round out the bar menu.
Lulu will be open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dine-in, carry-out and delivery options will also be available, along with a walk-up window for on-the-go orders.
Be sure to check back between now and the opening for more details.