a 'badass' new restaurant
Exciting new classic American eatery from veteran restaurateur elevates Museum District dining
A veteran restaurateur is stepping things up for his next project. Granger’s represents a new, more elevated direction for Ryan Granger.
Named in honor of his father who passed away in 2015, Granger’s will join his two existing restaurants — Bodegas Taco Shop and Fia’s Pizzeria — which are located at 1200 Binz St. in the heart of the Museum District. Where Bodegas and Fia’s offer counter service and casual dishes such as pizza, tacos, and wings, Granger’s will be a full-service restaurant with a more elevated menu built around classic American fare.
Diners can expect dishes such as a wedge salad, spinach artichoke dip, and a raw bar with oysters and other seafood dishes. A rotisserie oven with be used for dishes such as roast chicken and porchetta. The wide-ranging menu will also include a selection of sandwiches. Ashley Rosenfeld of A La Carte Foodservice Consulting Group is working with Granger on developing the menu.
“I want to give guests to the museums, visitors, and the residents of the Museum Park neighborhood associated a nice, classic place they can always get great food,” Ryan Granger tells CultureMap. “We’re not trying to have seasonal menus. Just doing more of a classic American — ‘I always know what I’m going to get.’”
As popular as Bodegas and Fia’s have been, Granger recognizes that sometimes museum visitors might want to dine somewhere they can take a seat and be waited on rather than stand in another line to wait for food. It will also serve as a more elevated dinner option for area residents and workers.
Towards that end, Granger retained architect Craig Schuster to bring Granger’s to life. The 7,000-square-foot restaurant will feature a 30-seat bar; a 60-seat, climate controlled patio; and three spaces that can be utilized for private events. Other details include walnut parquet floors and spotlights on tables.
Granger’s is currently under construction. If everything goes according to plan, it will open in early 2024.
Progress continues on Granger's.Courtesy of Granger's
“Above everything, I want to give this neighborhood a solid, badass neighborhood restaurant,” Granger says. “I’ve been here since 2005 in the Museum District. I’ve seen every resident, every visitor that comes through.”