Award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) is thrilled to announce two new concepts to its hometown culinary scene in Columbus, Ohio. A polished-casual grille and an upscale casual steakhouse are all on the menu for 2014.
"This year marks our 20th year in business, and we are excited to develop and open two new diverse restaurants in our hometown in 2014. Our company truly enjoys the creation of something new and the opportunity to introduce new concepts," says restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. "This expansion is the perfect way to celebrate our anniversary, support our communities, and give back to Columbus. Our growth also provides opportunities for our current associates to further their careers within our company and will create new openings for future associates to join our CMR family."
The heart of Arlington will be the setting for the company's first "American grille" concept slated to open in February of 2014 at "The Lane." The restaurant will feature a modern take on classic American cuisine and will offer an extensive variety of starters, flatbreads, prime steaks, rotisserie-roasted chicken, and knife & fork sandwiches. A 200-bottle wine list, artfully crafted cocktails and a uniquely crafted beer list will complement the hearty menu. An exhibition kitchen, walnut and cherry woods, and unique light fixtures will invite guests to relax in the comfort of leather booths. As a life-long resident of Arlington, Mitchell envisions this restaurant to be a local favorite gathering spot for lunch, happy hour, and dinner.
An upscale casual steakhouse is planned to open in spring of 2014. Situated on three acres, the restaurant will feature a large dining room, an in-house butchering room, a bakeshop, an extensive Bourbon Lounge, and an expansive terrace overlooking a creek and manicured grounds. The menu will showcase a wide selection of Black Angus steaks, house smoked ribs and chicken, with family-sized sides for sharing. Fresh, local produce and house-made desserts will round out the menu, which will appeal to families and friends celebrating special occasions or simply enjoying a relaxing night together. The early-American design of this restaurant will transport guests and is expected to become a regional dining destination for visitors and residents in neighboring counties.
"This is an exciting time for CMR as we continue to evolve our brands and our signature hospitality. Columbus has been good to us and we're enthusiastic for this next chapter of our company's history," says Mitchell. There are so many great restaurateurs in this city and we look forward to continuing to help put Columbus on the national culinary map and making "Raving Fans" of residents and visitors alike."