A year and a half after bringing late-night global plates to Montrose, Night Heron will pivot towards an all-day neighborhood bistro that pulls hearty dishes from its Italian-centric sister spot Coltivare.
The restaurant (1601 W. Main Street), run by Agricole Hospitality’s Ryan Pera, Morgan Weber and Vincent Huynh, sits in the same family as Eight Row Flint and Revival Market.
Pass & Provisions alum Jonathan Pittman, who most recently cooked a year at Coltivare in The Heights, is the newly named chef de cuisine at Night Heron. There’s only dinner service for now, with lunch joining the mix in six months.
The revamp calls for sprinkling Coltivare’s hit cacio e pepe, pepper-crusted sirloin, chicken saltimbocca, and fried cauliflower across the menu. There won’t be pies like Coltivare (there’s no pizza oven at Night Heron), but the team is making its own focaccia and fresh pasta daily.
According to a release, the changes are in response to feedback from its Montrose diners.
“We want to bring a little bit of Coltivare to Montrose, and we’ll rotate regular Coltivare dishes. The menu will change seasonally,” says Pittman, in a statement.
Night Heron’s popular orders like chicken frites and the smoked Gouda burger will stick around. Its wine collection will shift from eclectic and esoteric labels to more familiar Italian pours under general manager Danny Kirgan. Here’s a look at the new menu:
A light refresh of the space calls for replacing couches with more dining tables, and a new window facing Mandell Street will shine in more natural light to create cafe vibes at lunch.
For now, hours are 5 p.m. weekdays until 10 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, and 11 p.m. on Friday; and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, which includes weekend brunch.