“Small Plates” = Leave broke and still hungry.
I can’t give you an exact opening date, but I can give you the first look at the menu, an eclectic take on casual California cuisine. It focuses nicely on small plates, with a signature dish called Feast of Lanterns Firecracker Shrimp, cooked crispy and paired with a spicy, cream sauce. You also will find a regionally inspired smoked wild salmon galette with a lemon-dill crme fra”che, but then the menu takes a sharp turn toward classic French with garlicky escargot. Oysters are well-represented (cooked and raw), and small-plate prices vary from $8 to $18.
Could have been better..
Old Beach House Opening Soon
Tired of calling it the old Old Bath House.
Enea plans to remodel the existing 6,000-square-foot building to add 575 square feet of indoor dining and a 500-square-foot deck. He would gut the ground floor to make it available for rental to other businesses and would make it compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
The restaurant operator, he said, would pay for furnishing, equipping and decorating the restaurant area.
Restaurant operations would begin at 4 p.m., seven days a week, pending Coastal Commission approval and amendment of the restaurant use permit.
Enea is in negotiations with restaurateur Jim Gilbert, operator of several restaurants in Monterey, Santa Cruz and Salinas, including Abalonetti at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Slats Restaurant Progress
The City of Pacific Grove owns the old bath house building on Ocean View Boulevard. In 2007 it leased the building to a developer, Enea Properties Company. Now the developer, Robert Enea says he’s almost done with renovation plans, but the recession has slowed his business down. Enea wants to bring in a new restaurant into the old bath house building.
Enea is asking the city to change its lease agreement so he can find more money to finish his plans.
How long could it take to get the results we want?
Old Bath House Renovation Drags On
“It seemed like the endless project,” Cindy Walter said of the undertaking she and her husband, Ted, took on four years ago.
Their lives have changed in that time, Walter said — she had two surgeries and has another scheduled — and they decided their Passionfish restaurant in Pacific Grove is all they want to handle now. They have owned it for 13 years.
Walter said she and her husband invested time, emotion and thousands of dollars in the Old Bath House project. As it proceeded, “there were more and more expenses,” she said.
I’m telling ya, this would be easy:
Passionfish Owners Lose Passion For Old Bath House
Plans for a major remodeling of the former Old Bath House Restaurant in Pacific Grove have won approval from the state Coastal Commission.
The 3,775-square-foot restaurant will be operated by Ted and Cindy Walter, owner of Passionfish, also in downtown Pacific Grove.
Cindy Walter said the new restaurant will be casual fine dining and won’t have the seafood emphasis that Passionfish has.
Walter said she and her husband haven’t decided on a name for the restaurant, but it won’t be the Old Bath House.
Here’s my suggestion:
Or, we can just get Juan The Builder to work on it
Coastal Commission OKs OBH Remodel
What, no chili dogs?
The 60-year-old Bath House perches on some of Pacific Grove’s best oceanside real estate– but the building has been vacant since 2005, when the previous tenant folded under financial troubles.
On Oct. 23, the P.G. Planning Commission approved a permit to improve the landmark and its surroundings at Lovers Point Park. Enea Properties LLC and the city of P.G. plan to remodel and build additions to the Bath House, bring the building into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and demolish the shabby restrooms next door.
Those shabby restrooms were repaired for thousands of dollars after a fire in the cinderblock building. Money well spent. The building never was a bath house. It’s always been a restaurant.
“Old Bath House” Refurbishment Approved
Talks continue over the Old Bath House located in Pacific Grove. The city, a developer and local business owners hope that eventually the location will be open to the public as a restaurant.
The owners of Passion Fish.. as well as Adventures By The Sea have been in talks for about a year now.
More of the same old stuff?
Think Chili Dogs (3/2/07)
More Talks On Reopening Old Bath House
A Danville developer has submitted plans and a lease to the city for the Old Bathhouse property at Lovers Point, City Manager Jim Colangelo said Wednesday.
The City Council will consider Robert Enea’s proposal in closed session during its Aug. 1 meeting. Enea said he wants to remodel the building and bring in a new restaurant.
Think Chili Dogs (3/2/07). . .
Enea Has Plans For Old Bath House Building
Robert Enea, a Danville developer who owns the old Lighthouse Cinema in Pacific Grove, has proposed to lease the property for 30 years at $60,000 annually, remodel it and bring in a new restaurant.
One option would be to have a restaurant that specializes in one style of food requiring a smaller kitchen, creating more table space. He’s also evaluating whether he could add a deck to the building.
He said his company, Enea Properties Company LLC, is considering specialty restaurants, like a sushi bar or an upscale restaurant that does take-out. He didn’t exclude bringing in a chain restaurant, but said there weren’t many that would consider such a small location.
Hmm – specialty food, chain . . .
More upscale than a McD
Should attract the families
My fave – chili dogs
Lighthouse Cinema Owner Looking To Open OBH
The Pacific Grove City Council will consider plans to sell the Old Bath House building at its next meeting on Wednesday.
The Old Bath House restaurant closed Nov. 6, after a 30-year run as one of the city’s most recognizable eateries.
At its Feb. 15 council meeting, the city reviewed proposals in closed session for the city-owned property at 620 Ocean View Blvd. At the time, City Manager James Colangelo said the council was still considering several leasing proposals for the site, which previously housed the restaurant.
Now the council is said to be unanimous in support of selling the property or offering a lease with an option to buy.
PG May Sell Old Bath House Restaurant