stephanie | Aug 27, 2013 | 10:00AM |

What’s cooler than a new neighborhood spot run by some of the top names in town? A neighborhood spot that pays homage not just to classic cuisine and cocktails but also its historical surroundings. Thally Restaurant, the new modern American concept from New Heights and Cork’s Ron Tanaka, Maple and Posto’s Sherman Outhuok, and Posto and Tosca’s Pablo Sacco, has both qualities in spades.

The new venture–roughly 2.5 years in the making–opens next to Seasonal Pantry tonight at 7:30 with a nod to Blagden Alley and Naylor Court, especially to Tally-Ho Stables, the 1883 stable house located behind the new restaurant. The walls are covered in vintage and thematic fonts from local buildings in the historic neighborhood, from the front seating area to the bathroom at the far end of the restaurant.

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Thally offers a large selection of craft ciders as well as draft beer (many of which will be local) and house-made sodas. If you’re a wine fan you can find 24 wines by the glass, some of which rotate weekly. If you’re looking for upscale American cuisine–Tanaka opened up cork, after all–you’ve come to the right place.

While the menu is what some might consider brief, the spread looks divine and robust nonetheless with simple, fresh food that should speak for itself. Roast duck caught our eye as did the pork with coffee dust.

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Tanaka himself lives roughly six blocks away so he is tied to this neighborhood, wanting the new restaurant to be a local spot but also a destination for people across the city. We’re sure that it will be once they start offering lunch during the day and even sooner, when they begin lunch on the weekends. Just don’t expect brunch, we’re told.

Thally opens today, Tuesday, at 7:30pm and opens at 5:00pm regularly, Tuesday through Sunday.

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