Last week, chic new Fitzhugh Avenue eatery Beverley’s opened its doors, and it’s a beaut.
The restaurant made its debut at 3215 Fitzhugh Avenue quietly on purpose, according to owner Greg Katz, who honed his skills at top-notch restaurants like Sassetta and New York City’s Il Mulino. “We’ve been trying to keep it quiet so we can work on execution and service,” he says. “The neighborhood has already been incredible, and people have been pouring in.” That could have something to do with the restaurant’s chef, former Mirador exec Josh Sutcliff.
Katz’s own Jewish background has clearly influenced the menu quite a bit, with appearances from classic dishes like chicken schnitzel, caviar & latkes, and matzo ball soup popping up. On the still-developing menu, diners can expect to see seafood, steak, handmade pasta and lots of sharable appetizers. At the bar, Dallas cocktail star Ravinder Singh, whose background includes stints at Macellaio, Uchiba and Jalisco Norte, is slinging cocktails.
The décor inside Beverley’s is classic, with bistro tables, a long marble bar that runs across one side, and mulberry leather banquette seating wrapped around the rest of the dining room. Shiny gold fixtures stand out against black wood and light marble. There’s a long side patio that Katz plans to cover in greenery to create a lush oasis of sorts. Katz also designed the space to house a more secluded dining room in the back for private parties with its own separate bar and entrance. It’s the realization of a dream for Katz, who named the restaurant after his mother.
For now, Beverley’s is open every day starting at 4:30 p.m. in the bar, with food service beginning at 5:00 p.m. Brunch is set to follow in a couple months.