Chef Russell Jackson, a longtime West Coast restaurateur as well as Food Network star and the founder of the long-running underground supper club known as SubCulture Dining, is gearing up to open his seventh restaurant–and in Harlem, no less.
Mysterious signs posted in the windows at 2592 Frederick Douglass Boulevard–right on Harlem's historic Strivers' Row–show the outlines of a logo and a digital barcode that leads to a website with a name: Reverence Harlem.
Speaking recently on the Shaken & Stirred podcast, Jackson revealed his fine dining restaurant would offer a five-course prix fixe menu with an emphasis on "modern California" cuisine (think healthy, farm-to-table dishes with a Mediterranean bent).
At only 900 square feet, Reverence sounds like it will match the neighborhood's intimacy: it will have about 20 seats and the kitchen staff, including Jackson, will do the cooking and serving.
Eater NY reports the restaurant opens mid-July.