Philip Krajeck, the chef/owner of Rolf and Daughters, announced over the weekend on his personal Instagram page that the seven-year-old essential restaurant would close for 20 days for renovations. The chef told Eater Nashville “it is not so much a reinvention but a holistic reinvestment in the space, the flow and vibe to in order to improve the overall experience.”
Krajeck says they’re working with the same craftsmen that made Rolf’s original opening possible on the redesign — Holler Design, Golden Rule, Steve Durr, plus a new partner, Alex Darsinos of Studio Yuda. With Darsinos, they’re working on some lighting changes, alongside “major acoustical modifications” — including a new sound system powered by the rich sound specific to vintage McIntosh amplifiers.
When it reopens, there will be additional seating to accommodate larger parties, while maintaining ample seating for walk-ins that RAD is known for.
With a number of other tweaks and refreshes, Krajeck promises Rolf will have a bit of a new look but at its core, remain the same spot Nashville has known and loved for the last 7 years.
See the Instagram post embedded below for Krajeck’s full note. Krajeck expects to be open again for dinner by the end of January. “It will be the same RAD, just a little -er,” says Krajeck.
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When we opened @rolfanddaughters 7+ years ago we maximized every resource we had available to us at the time. Tight budget and big ideas and some creative problem solving. Rolf has been an incredible and utterly life changing experience. So many amazing people have come through the door. Over the next 20 days we’ll be closed and taking the opportunity to refresh and reinvest in ourselves with the goal of making the experience the best we possibly can. We’re working with some crazy talented people and stoked to share some looks at the renovations and tweaks along the way. Same RAD, just -er. Stay
- Rolf and Daughters [All ENASH Coverage]