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Inside Ledlow, Downtown's Reborn Dinner Destination

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Star restaurateur Josef Centeno switches things up at one of his most important spaces

It's been a busy few weeks at Ledlow, chef/owner Josef Centeno's all-day Downtown dining spot right at the corner of 4th and Main. The large, airy space briefly went dark for a big new split down the middle, and has reemerged as a tighter, more coordinated restaurant as a result.

Reopening just in time for the weekend, Ledlow now sports a darker, warmer vibe thanks in large part to an ambitious plan to literally move the walls in a bit. One half of the tall space has become an entirely new vegetable-focused concept from Centeno called PYT, while the remaining Ledlow room benefits from a bit of creative painting. The new wall is a rich dark blue and is lined along the bottom with a black leather banquette, while the rest of the dining area still sits beneath those moody string lights high above.

Ledlow is now a 25-seat restaurant with room for bar seating and a truncated menu compared to what came before. The nearly all-day hours continue (with a small break between lunch and dinner) means locals can continue to pop in for a cappuccino and a croissant in the morning, while anyone making a trip in for dinner will find a number of favorites still hovering on the menu. There's the infamous burger of course, plus a few other hearty mains like fried chicken and as strong a brunch as ever. You can also expect a lot more whiskey from the shelves behind the bar.

Ledlow is now open once again in Downtown, keeping hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for breakfast and lunch, and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. or later most nights of the week.


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