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McCormick & Schmick’s Grille 29 Brookwood
Grille 29 will open in the former McCormick & Schmick’s location at Brookwood Village.
Grille 29 The former McCormick & Schmick’s building at Brookwood Village will soon be home to a new upscale steak and seafood restaurant.
Construction is scheduled to begin later this month on Grille 29, a second location for the Huntsville restaurant. Orlando-based Restaurant Partners, Inc. opened the original location eight years ago, and it has been voted the Best Restaurant in the annual Taste of Huntsville rankings.
It was also named the “Best in Alabama” by Trip Advisor in 2013 and voted one of the “100 Best Places to Eat in Alabama Before You Die”.
Popular menu offerings include Stuffed Sea Scallops with crab cake blend over lobster corn succotash; Grouper Oscar with jumbo lump crab meat, asparagus and hollandaise; Roast Half Duck with bacon roasted Brussels sprouts; and a variety of hand cut steaks. The Sunday brunch menu features Chicken and Waffles with a pecan butter sauce, Crab Cake Eggs Benedict and a Grand Marnier French Toast.
Pastry chefs make desserts to-order in the dining room and feature items such as a Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle, Tiramisu Tower and Trio of Crème Brulee.
Restaurant Partners President Dave Manuchia said the Huntsville location has welcomed customers from all over Alabama, and for a long time Birmingham residents have been asking for a location here.
The location will be larger than the Huntsville one, with 280 seats to its 230. The space will also feature a 65-seat banquet room, outdoor patio and larger bar.
Birmingham-based Watson Bruhn is the general contractor for the cosmetic changes for the building. Manuchia estimates the restaurant will be ready to open in October.