The new restaurant in the old Federal-style Sherwood House on Church Lane across from the Y will be “a step above” McHugh’s Southport cafe, the Staples grad says.
As workers installed gas lamps today — and put the finishing touches on a handsome, low white fence — Kevin gave a quick tour of the interior.
He pointed with pride to Colonial elements that remain in place or have been restored, as well as the exposed rustic beams.
But a great horseshoe-shaped bar is taking shape too. Hey, it’s the Spotted Horse, right?
People say they feel a “2012 version of Tavern on Main” vibe. It will be “rustic, with a contemporary equestrian theme,” Kevin says.
It will also have — at least at the start — the imprint of Pedro Garzon. The former owner of Manolo — almost next door — will open the restaurant as a consultant.
And the Spotted Horse will have a Continental menu, with no dish over $22.95.
The opening is scheduled for mid-March.