Modernist boutique hotel the South Congress Hotel opened this week at 1603 S. Congress Ave., as did one of its three main dining establishments. The continental Café No Sé serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast items include ham and cheese croissant ($4) and egg white scramble with squash blossom, mint, and pressed ricotta ($13).
Lunch and dinner menus appear well edited, with limited but flavorful options like a big eye tuna poke bowl with brown rice, Castelvetrano olives, pickled jalapeño, pistachio, and grapefruit ($14), and a shrimp burger with ginger, scallion, spicy kewpie mayonnaise ($19) at lunch; and charcuterie plate ($15); heirloom tomato and peach soup ($8); and ricotta gnudi with grilled corn, charred sugar snap peas, and basil ($21) at dinner.
Café No Sé is open for breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and dinner from 5 p.m. to midnight. It serves a late-night menu on Friday and Saturday from midnight to 2 a.m.
The other two main dining options at the South Congress Hotel, Paul Qui’s 12-seat kaiseki Otoko and the American bar and grill Central Standard, will open in the coming weeks, as will juice and coffee bar Manana.