Curious folks traveling South Lamar Boulevard over the past year will finally have the answer to the question, “What’s going in that space?” when Eberly opens at 615 S. Lamar, just south of Barton Springs Road, on Saturday.

The restaurant, bar and work space features a massive 150-year-old mahogany bar from the Cedar Tavern in New York City and is named after Angelina Eberly. The famed Texas innkeeper, who is memorialized by a downtown statue on Congress Avenue, played an integral part in the fight to keep Austin the capital of Texas.

The restaurant, helmed by executive chef Jim Tripi, a longtime veteran of the exclusive Spanish Oaks Golf Club, will serve New American cuisine, with menu items such a tuna tartare, oysters, red snapper crudo and braised short rib with ricotta gnudi. The pastry program is run by McGuire Moorman veteran Natalie Gazaui and will feature chocolate babka, sticky buns, baklava brioche, basque cake and more.

The restaurant will initially only serve dinner and will add breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch down the road. The 15,000-square-foot space features a restaurant and tavern, with a cocktail program designed by Justine’s veteran Kelon Bryant, as well as a study area with coffee service that Eberly is encouraging guests to use as a work and meeting space during the day. Eberly also has a 4,000-square-foot rooftop terrace with bar and garden that offers views of downtown.

Eberly will be open for dinner Sunday-Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The tavern opens daily at 5 p.m. More information at

Related:Statesman spirits writer Ari Auber prviews the Cedar Tavern at Eberly, which opened last week