WESTPORT, Conn. – The owner of Cuvée, an upscale Zagat-rated restaurant and lounge in West Hartford, is set to open a new eatery with a different name on Westport’s Main Street.
A lease for the 3,000-square-foot space on the lower level of 125 Main St., underneath the Gap, was signed Sept. 7, Westport developer David Waldman said Wednesday. Todd Rose, the restaurant's owner, is aiming for a spring opening, said Waldman. His firm — David Adam Realty — represented the landlord and Rose in lease negotiations.
Rose was unavailable for comment Wednesday night, but a Cuvée employee said the Westport restaurant will have a different name. Based on the success and reputation of Cuvée, Waldman said he's confident Rose will bring an equally popular restaurant to Westport.
"He [Rose] is a very good operator, and he’s got a very good following," Waldman said. "I really think he’ll have a great chance of success there.”
Cuvée’s menu is eclectic, offering a variety of food styles, including new and traditional American cuisine, Italian, Japanese and vegetarian. Menu items include salads, burgers, sandwiches, lobster rolls, sushi, tacos, desserts and more.
The restaurant also offers a variety of wines from around the world as well as champagne and signature cocktails.
Now that a lease has been signed, 125 Main St. is 100 percent leased. Other tenants include Fringe 125, a hair salon, and Brooks Brothers Women.
Westport residents hungry for something new, sooner, can look forward to the opening of Pink Sumo, a Japanese restaurant opening at 8 Church Lane, formerly the home of Café Manolo. Pink Sumo, Waldman said, is slated to open in early October.
“It’s coming out beautifully,” said Waldman. “I’ve seen the progress they made. It should be very good venue.”