Upmarket seafood restaurant Guild is leaving its spacious digs off North Lamar Boulevard near Central Market and headed to more intimate, but undisclosed, location in downtown. Guild will serve its final meal on New Year’s Eve.
Chameleon Companies. Which operates Guild, along with Swift’s Attic and Wu Chow, will convert the large restaurant into Rosedale Kitchen & Bar, a more neighborhood-friendly, all-day concept serving healthy dishes such as grain bowls and more comfort-driven dishes. Guild, which opened in March, will serve its final meal on New Year’s Eve.
Guild’s new smaller space should suit the inventive cooking of executive chef and Uchiko veteran Sterling Ridings, while the large space at 3800 N. Lamar is probably a better home for a more populist approach. The menu at Guild will feature some of the current dishes, along with new ones. Both restaurants are slated to open early next year.
“When we opened last year, we wanted to be a neighborhood destination,” Chameleon Companies owner Stuart Thomajan said. “We are excited to showcase Guild in a more intimate setting that is more in-line with Sterling’s menu, and we’re excited to embrace our neighborhood intentions. We want our restaurant on North Lamar to welcome everyone—a great place for families, for friends to meet for happy hour, and for people to grab a quick salad for lunch and enjoy weekend brunch. We look forward to welcoming our Guild fans to re-experience the restaurant downtown, and to introduce Rosedale to our neighborhood kitchen and bar.”
Restaurant review (March 2018): Guild has set a strong course but requires more focus on its journey