East Village cocktail bar and restaurant The Beagle is taking an extended summer break. A message on the restaurant's site notes that it is closed for renovations, and that it will be "reopening in August with an awesome remodel, and a whole new menu." This news comes just a few weeks after the restaurant completely overhauled its menu.
Restaurateur Matthew Piacentini opened The Beagle in May of 2011 with fellow Portland expat Garrett Eagleton in the kitchen. The critics and bloggers mostly loved the food and the drinks, and the restaurant received some special attention for its "pairing boards." Although Piacentini has yet to release any official details about the revamp, Eater hears a rumor that the space will reopen as a bar with
no food menu.
UPDATE: Matthew Piacentini tells Eater that the new version of The Beagle will have a full food menu to go along with the drinks. He also offers a few more details on the revamp:
We're making the space more comfortable, adding some lovely banquettes, improving the sound level, repairing some floors and doors, that sort of thing. We aim to make the room more intimate, and when we reopen we'll definitely be pushing our cocktails and sherry as hard as ever.The Beagle 2.0 will debut later this summer.
· The Beagle [Official Site]
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