Chef Sonya Coté, chef/owner of Eden East on Springdale Farm and neighborhood bistro-deli-drinkery Hillside Farmacy, is teaming up with Curtis and Kaye Robinson Callaway to open forthcoming restaurant Sinclair in Clifton, Texas. Coté will act as the executive chef and oversee menu creation. Debuting on Thursday, April 20, Sinclair is located at 215 West 3rd Street in Clifton about 35 miles northwest of Waco.
Co-owned by Coté and the Callaways, Sinclair is pegged as what they deem as a true farm-to-table restaurant. Expect dishes such as grilled bacon wrapped quail legs with Texas honey, jalapeño, and smoked chili flake, and house-made venison sausage bites with sauerkraut and blackberry Dijon mustard apple relish, fennel, and celery leaf.
The new restaurant will seat 90 people, and includes an outdoor patio and full bar featuring simple cocktails, beer, and wine. Kaye Callaway designed the space with the town’s past and present top of mind. Inspired by nearby railroad tracks, railroad ties serve as a hat rack, and Bosque County Museum photos depict the location’s history.
One-time Austin residents, the Callaways have since relocated to Clifton where Kaye revamped a historic downtown gas service station into the upscale fine dining restaurant, Mitchell’s Grille. After five years of business, Callaway closed the restaurant at the end of 2016, and that space is being converted into Sinclair. In 2014, Kaye also renovated the small empty downtown two-cell jail into The Cell Block, a small hotel luxury suite that has been featured in Texas Monthly.
Once open, Sinclair’s hours will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday brunch service will begin on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sinclair will not impact Coté’s Austin restaurants, Eden East and Hillside Farmacy.