We've seen the gorgeous photos of the redesigned La Colombe d'Or in Montrose. Now try the food.
Hotel food-and-drink concepts Tonight & Tomorrow and Bar No. 3 are now open. The former, a full-service restaurant, is serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner inside the nearly 100-year-old mansion at 3410 Montrose Blvd.
"La Colombe d’Or has been a culinary and cocktail destination for our city for over four decades," said La Colombe d'Or Principal Dan Zimmerman in a press release. "We are very excited to introduce Tonight & Tomorrow and Bar No. 3 in our newly redesigned hotel spaces that reflect the energy of our neighborhood and our new hospitality experience."
Chef Jonathan Wicks, previously of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and Hotel ZaZa, is running the kitchen here, producing a menu that brings a Southern touch to modern European fare. Think dinner entrées like lamb rack with English peas and fricassee; bucatini with asparagus and heirloom tomatoes; and pork coppa with grits, hominy broth, and pickled jalapeños. Many of the entrées are built for two, including a whole roast chicken, with smashed potatoes and creme de volaille sauce. Starters focus on salads and local seafood.
For lunch, a few of the dinner entrées carry over. In addition, there are sandwiches, including a burger, and salads. Brunch features classic dishes like eggs Benedict, a croque madame, and chilaquiles.
The full-service bar at Tonight & Tomorrow will produce a variety of original cocktails, a few mocktails, a couple of beer offerings, and a small collection of affordable and interesting, primarily Old World wines.
You'll find Zimmerman's private collection of art dotting the smartly designed space designed by Rottet Studio. Tall windows reach to the ceiling of the dining room, bringing light that shines upon tufted green banquettes and chairs. Dark woods accentuate white plaster walls, and the result is a classic American look. There's also dining space in La Colombe d'Or's sculpture garden.
Bar No. 3, located at ground level, combines the finery of the American Gilded Age with modern geometric design, all with brilliant splashes of green. Here guests can order cocktails, beer, and wine while noshing on small plates. The bar also has caviar service and morning coffee.
Chris Fleischman, previously the general manager at now-shuttered Poitin, and before that Riel and Pax Americana, is food and beverage director of La Colombe d'Or and will oversee the two concepts.
Tonight & Tomorrow will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily for breakfast, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays for brunch, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday for lunch, and from 5 to 10 p.m. daily for dinner. Bar No. 3 will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight daily. Both concepts require reservations.