On the heels of their addition to Eater critic Bill Addison’s list of the country’s best new restaurants, the minds behind Helen Greek Food & Wine will tackle an entirely new cuisine as they plan to open Arthur Ave, a traditional red sauce spot, to the Heights this week.
A spokesperson for Arthur Ave tells Eater that the restaurant will debut Friday, July 29 at 1111 Studewood. The restaurant, named for a prominent Little Italy street in the Bronx, has already made some pretty tall promises. "Arthur Ave has the distinction of being the city’s first restaurant to bring the beloved Italian-American tradition to local plates and will set the standard for the revival of the classic style," reads a release.
As far as the menu is concerned, look forward to rustic pizzas, pastas, and starters from Executive Chef William Wright, who spent six months traveling Italy to perfect his take on the cuisine. Where booze is concerned, Helen sommelier Evan Turner has curated an extensive program of American and Italian wines. Beverage director Lainey Collum will utilize a fancy draft system to serve cocktails on tap, including a soft-serve White Russian.
The doors kick open at 5 p.m. on Friday. In the meantime, scope out Arthur Ave’s lunch and dinner menus.
Arthur Ave - Lunch Menu on Scribd
Arthur Ave - Dinner Menu on Scribd