Veteran Austin chef David Garrido has taken the reins at the restaurant at the Radisson Hotel & Suites on Cesar Chavez Street. The restaurant this week changed names from Chavez to Dine, but the moniker is temporary. Garrido, who closed his eponymous restaurant in the 360 Condominiums last year, will change the concept, menu and name of the restaurant at the end of August.
Garrido, who made his name in Austin serving as executive chef at the original Jeffrey’s, has retooled the menu, which now includes the chef’s take on bistro dishes like steak frites, mushroom mac ’n’ cheese, and chipotle barbecue-glazed baby back ribs with escabeche. Longtime fans of the chef will also recognize Garrido’s signature fried oysters. Garrido plans more menu changes for August when the rebranding occurs.
Chavez opened in early 2014 under the guidance of Parkside chef-owner Shawn Cirkiel. The Austin-born chef departed earlier this year and was replaced by former Carillon executive chef Josh Watkins, who had a brief stay at the hotel’s restaurant.