Eberly, South Lamar’s newest restaurant, opens fully on Saturday, October 15. With it comes a menu full of various contemporary American dishes (think burgers, oysters, braised short ribs) and delectable pastries (chocolate babka, baklava brioche, basque cakes).
Eberly, South Lamar’s newest restaurant, opens fully on Saturday, October 15. With it comes a menu full of various contemporary American dishes (think burgers, oysters, braised short ribs) and delectable pastries (chocolate babka, baklava brioche, basque cakes). The name is in honor of historical figure Angelina Eberly, who helped keep Austin as the capital of Texas.
While the bar portion, Cedar Tavern, already debuted earlier this month, there’s still much to explore with the new restaurant. Eater photographer Robert J. Lerma took a tour through Eberly’s numerous areas , from the already-opened bar, study room, dining area, and patio.
The star of Eberly is the gorgeous revamped mahogany bar within Cedar Tavern. It traveled far, all the way from New York City from the famed shuttered bar of the same name, host to iconic artists and musicians of the 1960s (think Bob Dylan and Jack Kerouac). Co-owners John Scott and Eddy Patterson scooped up the piece of drinking furniture when the East Coast Cedar Tavern shuttered in 2006. It was dismantled and sat in storage until its recent unveiling.
Next up is the study room, topped with a glass ceiling letting the sun stream in. Lined along the walls are books, sourced from Scott’s late mother’s personal library, and magazines. During the daytime, tables are meant to be shared as a quasi-co-working space (yes, there are outlets and free wifi available).
Behind the design of Eberly are co-owners Michael Dickson and Mickie Spencer, who is also behind former East Side Showroom, now Ah Sing Den.
Executive chef Jim Tripi and executive pastry chef Natalie Gazaui lead the kitchen. The classic cocktails were designed by Kelon Bryant, who worked in Justine’s Brasserie and the Continental Club. This means daiquiris and Manhattans.
Outdoor seating is available by way of the patio, with a water fountain for a touch of ambiance. There’s also a hidden speakeasy-styled room with a two-way mirror and separate bar and entrance, ready for private events. Later additions will be the rooftop terrace with a garden and designated cocktail area. Eventually, there will be a to-go pastry and coffee program.
Hours will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday. Cedar Tavern’s hours start at 5 p.m. daily. Breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch will be added later.