Enter The Maiden. The newest project by renowned wife-and-husband restauranteurs Esti and Drew Parson’s (most recently of Sam’s) and Drew’s brother Jon, this new 80-seat American bistro is at the center of West Broadway’s white-hot dining scene. From the street, the interior glows with the warmth of a welcoming neighborhood pub but promises to deliver much more. The restaurant’s focus, “finding familiarity in the unexplored” and “expanding upon the unexpected” was perfectly captured by Bergmeyer’s clean and simple, yet polished and witty, design scheme.
With a palate warmed by natural wood highlights, the inviting wine bar and active open raw bar and kitchen activate the space. Raw steel accents frame the eclectic wine offerings. In the open dining area, long wood tables offer community style seating. The openness of the restaurant allows the expert chefs and wait staff and outstanding food to take center stage. The menu features fresh New England seafood, a selection of cured meats and cheeses, and other regional dishes as influenced by Executive Chef Tyler Potter.
Working with a modest budget, an aggressive schedule, and the constraints of converting an existing space, Bergmeyer helped Esti, Drew, and Jon achieve their culinary goals.