Less than a month ago, downtown success story Natalie Young confirmed she was expanding Eat from its four-year-old Carson Avenue base and bringing her "fine, fresh, soulful fare" to Summerlin. Since then, the project appears to be moving at a rapid pace, at least in the main dining room.
Eat Summerlin, as the chef has been informally naming it, takes over the former Jacques Café at the Trails Village Center, described by one real estate brokers as the "the premier grocery anchored center in Summerlin."
The 2,525-square-foot restaurant previously allowed a maximum occupancy of 70 guests inside and 45 out the patio, causing Young to refer to the project as "Eat downtown on steroids." The long green sofa and orange chairs will be a familiar design motif for anyone who has visited the original location.
The newly painted wall semi-permanently confirms the expansion will also focus on still being known as a "breakfast and lunch spot," but dinner servings were not ruled out last month.
Despite the speedy progress, Young is not yet willing to estimate an opening date.
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