Downtown Melbourne’s Ember & Oak remains open for the duration of transform

Prior to we go any additional, Kevin Andersen wishes anyone to know a person matter: Ember & Oak is open. 

Yes, there’s building likely on inside of the dining room of the modern downtown Melbourne steakhouse. But you will find included seating on the patio, and the wine area is pouring.

This is just not how the chef/owner of the 200-furthermore seat venue planned points, but it is 2020 and designs this year have been little extra than daydreams.

Back in January, Andersen was giddy about the coming months.

Siblings and co-owner/operators Kevin and Lauren Andersen, with Chef de Cuisine Sean Bach. Ember & Oak at 712 East New Haven Avenue in downtown Melbourne is undergoing major remodeling, yet this upscale steakhouse with a wine bar is still open for outdoor dining.

He and his associates had just purchased the building wherever they’d opened Ember & Oak in April 2019. They’d used the rest of that yr serving steakhouse food in a smooth Italian environment, waiting to trade their lease for a house loan and not seeking to place cash in a building they didn’t personal.

Five many years earlier, the previous simply call middle had been transformed into a cafe with lots of glass, granite and steel, plus a roomy piazza a pretty house, but not the warm, cozy vibe Andersen wanted to portray.