Wow wow wow. Those behind the La Seine remake are none other than Adolfo Suaya and Lonnie Moore, the pair who originally opened Dolce with Ashton Kutcher and the Masterson brothers. Eight years since Dolce's launch, Suaya and Moore are back in biz, this time also brining into the mix Ryan Sweeney, Brandon Bradford and Alan Aivazian from the Surly Goat. What an interesting crew. On September 26 they will open The Phoenix, which Suaya jokes (or not jokes) is named after Moore coming back to life from the ashes.
They're going for an upscale bar with "great" drinks and an "amazing" beer list to change weekly as decided by Sweeney. While mostly centered on booze, chef Larry Greenwood of that new chicken cafe, will serve steak frites and salad.
As those plywood shots depicted, La Seine is being overhauled almost entirely save for its gabled ceiling into a drinkery with whitewashed woods and adobe fireplaces plus games like shuffleboard, darts, and pool. Also expect a stage for live music or impromptu karaoke. [EaterWire]