The Mays Chapel spot vacated by Cafe Isis is about to have new tenants. Chef Roddy Domacasse, formerly of Brasserie Tatin and Linwoods, is opening Restaurant Sabor with two partners on Saturday (Dec. 13) in the Roundwood Center where Graul’s is located off Padonia Road. Look for a classic menu with seasonal, freshly prepared items, Roddy says.
The restaurant will be open for dinner seven days a week with lunch available Wednesday-Friday and brunch Saturday and Sunday (starting the following weekend). Roddy wants to keep the prices affordable with dinner entrées in the $15-28 range. There will also be early-bird specials from 4:30-6 p.m. The restaurant is BYOB with a $5 corkage fee per table, no matter how many bottles of wine you bring. "We’re trying to accommodate everyone," the affable chef says. "We want it to be a neighborhood place."
There is also a community table, where you can join other diners for a meal. The décor by Rita St. Clair is warm and cozy with floral fabrics, banquettes, and lots of wood in an American Arts and Crafts style. Roddy says he feels fortunate to have found the space and area. "We fell in love with it and the people."
Restaurant Sabor is offering a pre-fixe, four-course menu for New Year’s Eve for $65 a person, featuring dishes like Caesar salad, lobster ravioli mushroom ragout, prime rib, duck l’orange (wow, when was the last time you saw that on a menu?) and a dessert sampler. Reservations: 410-628-7227. There’ll be a website soon.