Beast + Bottle owners Paul C. Reilly and Aileen V. Reilly have been killing it with great food and service since day one just over two years ago, when they opened their tiny nose-to-tail eatery on East 17th Avenue. But as intimate and cozy as the current space is, it's just not enough to contain the vibrant personality of the siblings, with Aileen in the front of the house and Paul producing equally engaging food in the kitchen. So the brother-and-sister duo are doubling down, and just announced that they've inked a deal to take over the space formerly occupied by The Centennial Tavern at Jonesy’s, just a few blocks away on the north end of the Uptown neighborhood.
The idea is to open a new concept, which has yet to be named, later this year. Planning has barely begun, though, so exactly what that concept will be has yet to be determined.
“Paul and I believe that you don’t pass up a great location,” says Aileen. "I live across the street and have been a big fan of the Jonesy’s team, and we love the Uptown community and are thrilled to open another restaurant and bar in the same great neighborhood.”
Whatever they end up doing, it's sure to be as good an addition to East 20th as Beast + Bottle has been to 17th.