The long dormant Seaholm Power Plant will have some fire in its belly, as Boiler Nine Bar + Grill will open Tuesday at 800 W. Cesar Chavez St. The concept from the La Corsha Hospitality Group (Second Bar + Kitchen) will be helmed by executive chef Jason Stude (formerly of Second) and feature three distinct concepts. Along with Boiler Nine Bar + Grill, an American grill featuring a menu focusing on wood-fired items, the four-story, 10,000 square-foot space will also contain Deck Nine Observatory Bar on the rooftop and Boiler Room, a subterranean bar near the boiler for which the concept is named. Boiler Nine will be the first restaurant in Seaholm and the first public business in the complex.
“The majority of Boiler Nine Bar + Grill’s menu items will have a strong focus on utilizing different types of wood and the flavors they impart on meats, vegetables, seafood and more,” says Executive Chef, Jason Stude. “In addition to providing a unique and delicious dining experience for our guests, we wanted to give a nod to what the power plant once was.”
The bar program, helmed by longtime La Corsha star Jason Stevens, will highlight cocktails from the 60s and 70s, with a frozen drink menu for the rooftop patio bar. All three concepts will feature a wine program created by Paula Rester, who returned to Austin to rejoin La Corsha after a stint working for Union Square Hospitality Group in New York City.
The various concepts will roll out over a week, with Boiler Nine opening for dinner on Tuesday and Wesnesday, followed by full service on Thursday. The Boiler Room will open July 9 and Deck Nine on July 12.
After that time, Boiler Nine Bar + Grill will be open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. Deck Nine will be open daily from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., as will the Boiler Room, except for Sunday. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sundays.