Cameron Mitchell adding farm-to-table restaurant Guild House in Short North

Guests at Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph will be able to get room service from Cameron Mitchell.

The under-construction Short North boutique hotel will include the Guild House, a new farm-to-table eatery from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants LLC.

When I spoke to Mitchell this year about his company’s aggressive local plans in 2014 and beyond, he told me a deal was close to be part of the Pizzuti Cos. project.

Details announced Wednesday show the Guild House will be something different for the restaurant company. It will be a farm-to-table restaurant and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Given the ties to the hotel, it will be available for room service, banquets and special events. The menu will be sourced from local and regional providers. The wine list will go world-wide with a focus on boutique wineries and wineries that use sustainable, organic or biodynamic farming methods.

The 6,000-square-foot restaurant is scheduled to open in January. It will seat more than 150 guests.

Pizzuti and Mitchell have teamed up many times over the years. Pizzuti’s Miranova includes both Mitchell’s signature fine dining restaurant M and the Ivory Room, an event venue.

Le Méridien Columbusis owned by Pizzuti and operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT). Scheduled to open in early 2015, the boutique hotel will have 135 rooms, a bar, two deluxe spa suites, and meeting and event space.

The Joseph itself is a larger development including a 60,000-square-foot office and retail building with a two-story Anthropologie store, a 313-space parking garage and the Pizzuti Collection, an exhibition space for CEO Ron Pizzuti’s contemporary art collection.

The Guild House gives Mitchell a trio of Short North restaurants. It will be right across the street from both Marcella’s and Pearl.

It’s also the latest commitment in a string of new projects for the company. Cameron Mitchell Restaurants opened Hudson 29 Kitchen & Drink this spring, is working away at the Barn at Rocky Fork Creek and bringing a steakhouse to the Grandview Heights area, just to name a few of several developments in the hopper.

June 25, 2014
Dan Eaton
Columbus Business First
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