sinema creators’ next project: the hook in melrose

thehook_circle_whiteit was announced today that sinema creators, collin, brenda, sam, & ed reed as well as chef dale levitski, will open their newest venture, the hook. located just down the strip still in the melrose district, the hook will sit at 2222 franklin pike, the former global motor sports car lot.

“we are very excited about the rapid transformation happening on 8th avenue in the melrose district,” said colin reed. “the hook will provide the area with a fast casual option that it needs, while building on the high standards of great service and food that our guests at sinema have come to expect.”

not a lot of details were released today other than former top chef dale levitski will be at the helm for the menu.  the menu and restaurant designed will be released later this year.  no opening date has been set yet.FullSizeRender 2

a first look at sinema

Image Image it’s no easy task restoring a classic 1940s theater which the neighborhood already has an emotional attachment to. kathy anderson of anderson design accomplished it nicely though.  sinema has become a great tip of the hat to the history of the building.  it’s like walking into a scene from the great gatsby: winding grand staircase, heavy drapery, restored mirrors in the lobby, velvet tufted booths, and beautiful classic black and white photography. helmed by top chef finalist and james beard nominee, dale levitski, this place is already primed for greatness.   the menu prices skew a little higher than what we’re probably accustomed to but the eclectic american cuisine is pretty amazing.  even if you can’t get in for dinner right now, the second-story bar/lounge area is an excellent place to stop in and have a cocktail. sinema opened its doors officially last friday and is available for reservations on open table nashville restaurants page.  for a look at the menu, click here. | 2600 franklin pike (photos by anthony matula)   Image