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A former operator of Pearl on the River is set to open a modern american steak and seafood restaurant with an emphasis on regional Wine Country cuisine in the space left vacant by Bistro Michel, Cowtown Eats has learned.

A lease has yet to be signed, but in an unusual step, a notice for required by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has already been posted, Dan Sneed told Cowtown Eats in an interview on Monday evening.

The restaurant has yet to be named, and a Sneed is not quite ready to name the chef yet, but he intends to serve the clientele south of the State Capitol, which tends to have fewer fancy lobbyists and more rank and file state workers. He's aiming to hit a $20 price point for the dinner crowd and emphasize service.

In addition to Pearl on the River, Sneed has worked at Ella from 2008 to 2010, The Park from 2005 to 2007, San Francisco's Gary Danko from 1999 to 2005 and The Dining Room at The Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco from 2000 to 2001. 

Strong Tower Management, owned by Steed, purchased Pearl on the River in 2012 and sold it in 2014. Since then, he's been searching for a new restaurant opportunity.

Sneed intends to "lighten up the space so that you feel as though you are in a wine country living room," and hopes to open the restaurant in November. Bistro Michel closed back in April.

When it opens, the new restaurant will be located at 1501 14th St. Stay tuned to Cowtown Eats for more details.

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