LEO's Eats with Robin Garr
|Cornish hen at The Place Downstairs. |
LEO photo by Frankie Steele.
The place, specifically, is downstairs (via a quick elevator ride) within Mussel & Burger Bar, another of the Martinez's growing list of restaurant success stories. With Chef de Cuisine Ethan Ray in the kitchen and the affable Rick Moir, late of Equus and Jack's, presiding over a skilled team in the front of the house, The Place Downstairs hit the ground running after an extended series of "soft openings" last month.
It is already generating such a buzz, and operating - for now - on a tightly constrained schedule of dinner only on Wednesdays through Saturdays only, that you'll want to take advantage of its reservations policy and stake your claim on a table now. By Derby it's likely to be one of the hottest tickets in town.
Who knew that Mussel & Burger Bar even had a basement?
Read my full review on LouisvilleHotBytes, or click to it in this week's LEO Weekly.