Top Chef season 10 winner Kristen Kish is coming to Austin to open her own restaurant. Arlo Grey will be part of the forthcoming The Line ATX Hotel in downtown on 111 East Cesar Chavez Street, pegged to open in late spring.
Arlo Grey will bring together all of the Boston chef’s cooking experiences, from Kish’s French and Italian training, her travels around the world, as well as Texas and Gulf influences. The name stems from her go-to names. It will take over what was the Radisson Hotel restaurant Dine (under chef David Garrido) and Chavez (under chef Shawn Cirkiel).
Kish was the chef de cuisine of notable Boston restaurateur Barbara Lynch’s fine dining establishment Menton. She followed that with her first cookbook, Kristen Kish Cooking, which published in October 2017. She won Top Chef in 2013.
The Line will also include a new second restaurant, which is pegged as a casual neighborhood bar and burger/salad spot, will be helmed by chef Justin Ermini, who will also serve as the executive chef of the entire hotel.
The restaurant, which doesn’t have a name at this point, will be found on Congress Avenue and East Cesar Chavez, right next to the Ann Richards Bridge. Ermini was formerly the chef of Mexico City restaurant Las Alcobas.
Then, the hotel will also include the Los Angeles coffee shop Alfred Coffee, which will make Austin its second American home. The lobby cafe will feature coffee, tea, and to-go foods.
As Eater reported before, the hotel’s fourth restaurant is from former Counter 3.Five.VII chef Damien Brockway, who will open the hotel’s rooftop restaurant P6.
Line Hotel’s parent company, the Sydell Group, took over the Radisson Hotel on Congress Avenue and East Cesar Chavez Street in February 2016.