opened quietly last week -- so quietly that its phones still weren't hooked up yesterday -- but word-of-mouth is already strong on this restaurant, a concept cooked up by Jimmy Callahan, the owner of Prohibition
, and chef Toby Prout. The space on Broadway, a former antique store, was gutted over the past few months, adding a bar and kitchen with a white oak-fired wood grill (Leña is Spanish for "firewood"), and restoring the stunning tin ceiling and brick walls. "It was a great canvas to work with," says general manager Jen Mattioni.
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