Last August, splashy eatery and nightlife space 1826 bit the dust after many changes in chefs and key management. The four-story, all-glass exterior restaurant space that look like it fell out of an Apple Store designer’s dreams had been vacant for the past six months until now, as it has officially debuted as a new concept, The Bunker at 1826.
Seemingly taking a lower key approach to dining than its predecessor, it features a menu filled with American inspired comfort food like spicy Florida gator salad, chicken and waffles, blackened catfish and coconut shrimp, created by executive chef Andre Roubian who did stints at Scarpetta and STK before taking over The Bunker.
As for the rest of the four-story space it showcases parts of its flashy past with two full service bars, 20 flat screen TVs in addition to a 108-inch projection screen, a VIP room decked out with PlayStations and a DJ spinning on certain nights well into the wee hours.
The Bunker at 1826 is open from Tuesday through Saturday. Kitchen hours are from 6 p.m. – midnight and the lounge is open from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.