Two local restaurateurs are partnering to open a new100-seat restaurant in Hampden at the former Le Garage location.
Owner of La Folie Wine Bar & Steak Frites, Bill Irvin, will team up with Patrick Dalhgren, owner of the Rowhouse Grille, to open the Avenue Kitchen & Bar at 911 West 36th Street.
After three years in business, Le Garage shuttered its doors for the last time in April. Previously, the owners planned a rebranding, but instead sold the business to Dahlgren and Irvin.
“We knew that Hampden is such a great little neighborhood,” Irvin said.
The Avenue Kitchen & Bar will feature an American cuisine, 14 Maryland beers on tap and 30 wines. The menu will include New York Steak, shrimp po’boys, crab cakes and other standard American and Maryland classics, along with side dishes and desserts.
The owners have hope that the restaurant will become a go-to-spot for every occasion, including business meetings and family gatherings.
“We also wanted to make it a place that you can come on a date, you can bring mom and dad,” Irvin said. “The pain-in-the-butt friend you have that complains about all types food, he’s going to like it here.”
Prices will start at $3 for appetizers and go up to $28 for entrees, beers will cost $6 max.
The business is currently undergoing a minor renovation, as well as the street-level retail space, which was previously utilized as a fry shop. The ownership team will transform the retail space into a bar with a roll-up garage door, where patrons can pick up their carryout food and enjoy beverages and food.
The owners are shooting for a mid-July opening.
Avenue Kitchen & Bar
911 West 36th Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21211