Hyde Park to open Black Point restaurant

The owners of Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse are bringing a more casual venture to the Cap at Union Station.

Black Point, a new restaurant brand from the Beachwood-based company, will take over the 8,300-square-foot space that most recently housed Sushi Rock.

“We know the area is fabulous,” Hyde Park Principal Rick Hauck told me.

The company already occupies the entire 12,000-square-foot western block of the Cap with its signature steakhouse, its banquet space and Eleven, an adjoining lounge/bar. The company isn’t worried about having too much of a good thing though.

“There isn’t a better site,” Hauck said. “Someone is going to take it. It might as well be us.”

The Cap’s developer, Continental Real Estate Cos., actually offered Hyde Park the restaurant space prior to Sushi Rock taking it in 2009.

Hauck said the timing wasn’t right at that time so the company passed.

Black Point is targeted to open in September. Hauck said it will be a variation on the company’s Jekyll’s Kitchen and ML Tavern, both in Cleveland. All three are takes on the traditional American grill.

Black Point will have a menu of steaks, sandwiches and flatbreads, but the main focus will be seafood and sushi. The average check is expected to be around $40. There will be a large bar dining component to the restaurant, too.

Hauck said it will be more casual than the Hyde Park across the street and is expected to skew younger.

The restaurant company again will team with Columbus-based Design Collective for its interior design. The space also has a patio and six rooms for private events.

Hyde Park Restaurant Group has 15 restaurants in Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Detroit and Florida, including five in Central Ohio.

May 7, 2014
By Dan Eaton
Columbus Business First
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