Starting today, the Heights restaurant formerly known as Shade has officially transformed into Alice Blue.
The newly-remodeled bistro from Clare Smith at 250 W. 19th Street closed its doors earlier this summer for a quick revamp. Now, Chef Kent Domas (formerly of Bernadine’s and Down House) and Chef Jason Vaughan (formerly of Chicago’s Hogsalt Hospitality) will oversee a menu of modern, European-inspired bistro fare.
According to a press release, the restaurant’s name is inspired by a shade of blue (which is prominent throughout) that became popular in the 1920s because it was a favorite of Alice Roosevelt Longworth, a spunky socialite and the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt.
As far as the food is concerned, diners can look forward to dishes like panzanella with tomato, cantaloupe, and labneh, housemade pastas, and straightforward entrees. A short cocktail menu curated by former Public Services Wine & Whisky manager Sean Jensen, serves up classic drinks like Manhattans, Kir Royales, and Old Fashioneds.
Alice Blue is now officially open for dinner service on Monday through Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The spot will debut weekend brunch service on June 17, which will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Before making your reservation, scope out Alice Blue’s menu below: