Ambrose & Eve and Antiques on High brewery have joined a cluster of food-and-drink options in Columbus’ Brewery District.
A sibling of the Columbus-based Seventh Son Brewing in Italian Village, Antiques on High produces nine oak-aged sour and wild beers available on tap, along with two others brewed at nearby Seventh Son.
“I think it’s something that when it’s done well; it’s something special and something people don’t get to experience that often,” Collin Castore said of sour and wild beers.
Castore is co-founder and COO of the brewing company at 714 S. High St. The business includes original partners Jen Burton, Travis Spencer and brewer Colin Vent.
Ambrose & Eve, 716 S. High St., is a high-end restaurant that serves dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays and brunch daily. It is owned by Catie Randazzo and Matthew Heaggans, the duo behind four Preston’s: A Burger Joint locations.
Menu options at Ambrose & Eve include updated versions of American favorites.
One example is the liver and onions. Ambrose & Eve’s version is made with chicken liver mousse and onion jam on a sourdough focaccia.
Another is an unconventional veal Parmesan using veal sweetbreads and a raspberry marinara.
The largely vegetarian menu offers jerk cauliflower with whipped red beans and fennel, among other creations.
Most entrees are $12 to $16, while dinners for four are $60.
“I think that it’s new,” Heaggans said of the concept. “We’re doing something here that I don’t think anyone else in the community has built.
“It’s welcoming and progressive, and we want people to see what we’ve talking about the last few years.”
The interior of Antiques on High, which is in a former antique shop is modern with its colorful back bar, shiny black-walnut tables and rooftop patio with a view of a park to the west and the downtown Columbus skyline to the north.
The brewery’s decor also features several vintage appointments, such as an old lighted Budweiser sign, a saddle lamp, old beer cans, pictures of a bygone era and a tufted leather couch.
“We tried to go classic, just things from all vintage eras that we liked and enjoyed,” Castore said.
The partners also purchased a 1985 Dodge touring van that will be used to search the countryside for wild yeast strains, he said.
The brewery has seating for 100 downstairs and as many on the rooftop patios, with 50 each on the front and back patios, Castore said.
Food trucks will supply the food at Antiques on High.
Meanwhile, Ambrose & Eve seats 56, with another 25 on the patio.
The interior features custom teal banquette seating, reclaimed wood doors, transom bar lighting and hand-painted floral “wallpaper.”
Ambrose & Eve and Antiques on High join the Daily Growler and Tremont Lounge in a row of storefronts between Stimmel and East Frankfort streets.
Other restaurants in the immediate area include Kolache Republic, Local Cantina and Smoked on High Barbeque Co.
“I think it’s really incredible to be part of this new district that’s growing,” Randazzo said. “We look forward to being part of the neighborhood. We welcome the neighborhood into our space.”