Friday, January 29, 2010

Las Ramblas to move; Sunset Grille to open

Dilworth tapas restaurant Las Ramblas is slated to close and the Sunset Grille to open in that spot about March 1. The new place, sibling to Las Ramblas and Bonterra, will be a neighborhood grill concept, open for lunch and dinner daily, plus weekend brunch, with a kids' menu. Expect pizzas, burgers, sandwiches and daily specials, including themed nightly specials (Italian, Cajun, etc.), and more televisions for those wanting to watch sports, along with an "enhanced" patio (pet friendly!) at the 2400 Park Road location.

Marketing director Rachelle Pacholski attributed the move to lease arrangements and said the ownership is seeking a "smaller, more urban location" for the Las Ramblas concept. Plans call for the Sunset Grille to serve Las Ramblas's most popular selections each Monday night until a new site is found for the tapas place.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

No, No, No!!! I LOVE Las Ramblas and it's location is perfect.

Anonymous said...

JUST what Dilworth doesn't need--more pizzas, burgers and sandwiches.

Architectonic said...

I hope Las Ramblas can stay in the neighborhood. I love Las Ramblas and hope that the new restaurant will be just as good. I would hate for them to replace the restaurant with your regular ole burger joint.

Algernon said...

This country just can't get enough ground bovine flesh.

One day an enterprising young person will set up shop offering pre masticated
bovine flesh.

You know as a convenience.

Anonymous said...

What is hard to understand is that Las Ramblas has a good business most nights when we are there. . .seems to be doing better than many other restaurants. . . and it's a unique place, in terms of food and atmosphere. We loved Patou in the same location, and it was ruined when it moved to East Blvd. Hopefully, this will not be the case with Las Ramblas. At least they are looking for a smaller place. But there is zero chance we will be going to a "neighborhood grill concept" in the existing Las Ramblas location. As others have mentioned, we have WAY too much of that concept in Charlotte already. A ton of "neighborhood grill" places have already gone under since the economy tanked. This looks like a mistake to me.

Anonymous said...

Closing the restaurant is the worst idea ever. The food at Las Ramblas is incredible. It will sorely be missed.

Anonymous said...

If you don't support your local restaurants, then they close. Eat local! Chains are chains. And the are owned by big business from far away. I am not saying that all local restaurant are good, but support the good ones. Think about it.
I'm sure Sunset Grille will work out. They have to find out what works and let them know. Maybe they could keep some of the Las Ramblas most popular dishes too.