Samar by Stephan Pyles is Closing July 1 for Renovations

Haloumi bil zahrat laateen with pomegranate seed salad PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEVIN HUNTER MARPLE
Haloumi bil zahrat laateen with pomegranate seed salad
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEVIN HUNTER MARPLE

CultureMap reports that Samar by Stephan Pyles will undergo a major facelift surgery this summer, along with the rest of the building at 2100 Ross Avenue. According to Lisa Endicott, the PR woman for Stephan Pyles’ restaurant empire, the high-rise was recently purchased by a new owner, Cousins Property Inc., and this owner wants to completely renovate the interior and exterior.

Samar is closing the first of July. The time it’ll take for the ground floor of 2100 Ross to be reconfigured remains unknown at this time.

“It’ll be a more expansive bar and dining room, because they’ll be moving the columns with the glassed-in space, eliminate those columns, and bring out more of the interior. There will still be a patio, but more interior space,” says Endicott.

My biggest fear is that Stephan Pyles will take this opportunity and ditch Samar for a new concept. Where else – within walking distance – can I go for my tandoori butter chicken for $5 only?

Endicott assures me that this is not the case. As far as she knows, this will be a “relaunch of a newly energized Samar.”

Let’s hope so.