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New Canton Restaurant - Sauté?

We live on Hudson St in the Canton area of Baltimore and noticed that a corner restaurant/bar that has been under construction for some time finally put up a sign indicating that it will be called "Sauté", and they are currently hiring. Does anyone know anything about this place? Unsurprisingly, a google search for a restaurant called "Sauté" in Baltimore doesn't turn up anything very specific. We're curious as it's less than a block away from our house!

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      1. Is this on the corner and Hudson and Linwood. We used to live about 5 houses away on Hudson. That place has taken forever to open.

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        1. re: gusshane

          Yep. That's the one. 3 stories, dark brown brick and fairly long. I just drove by it this afternoon on the off chance that they might have a menu or the like posted and no such luck. They're doing the usual Canton mix of restaurant and bar, so god only knows how this is going to turn out.

          1. re: jwiv

            I live about 8 houses away, so I'm not sure if I should be excited or afraid. I previously lived across the street from Salt, which was an interesting experience.

            I drive by every day, so I'll keep an eye out and see if they put up any more information.

            1. re: anxiousarms

              On the corner of Hudson and what?

                1. re: anxiousarms

                  Doing some internet detective-ing yielded some info about Cyrus, the chef (owner?) and a bit about saute:

                  "Chef Cyrus Keefer is opening his new restaurant, Sauté in Canton, Maryland in early 2008. Chef Keefer has had a long on-going affair with food and the restaurant industry Sauté will be a American brasserie style of cuisine, utilizing fresh produce and products from Maryland farmers.

                  Chef Cyrus Keefer trained at Philadelphia’s prestigious Walnut Hill College Restaurant School, where he trained under many of the world’s finest chefs. Keefer has helped launch several outstanding restaurants in the Delaware shore area, and has been featured in national publications and television programs. Prior to Sauté, Chef Keefer owned and operated Jackie Blue in Harrisburg Pa. and was a chef owner of DISH! Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Chef Keefer also helped Chef Kevin Reading at Espuma in Rehoboth Beach and was the opening chef at Reading’s next project, Nage, also located in Rehoboth Beach.

                  Sauté, Canton, MD"

                  1. re: Turkeybone

                    Well now. That does sound promising.

                    1. re: Turkeybone

                      Exciting! Your google skills surpass mine. Thank you!

                      1. re: anxiousarms

                        Why can't these kinds of restaurants -- Salt, Jack's, Woodberry, this -- open in Federal Hill?

                        1. re: sweetpotater

                          We have so precious little in the way of restaurants in Hampden, I wish they had all and not just Woodberry opened there!

                      2. re: Turkeybone

                        A respected Hound from Harrisburg tells me that Jackie Blue had really good food. This does sound promising.

            2. Its about time this place is opening up. I live on kenwood and have been wondering how long (if ever) it was gonna take to open. Lets all hope it doesn't turn out to be another crappy "american brasserie" thats just and excuse to feed jager bombs to towson students. Hopefully it'll have good food and then hudson street cafe will open up finally and be decent as well.

              1. An update for those that are interested - I drove by today and they have all of the exterior and some of the interior lighting up, as well as some tilework. It looks warm and cozy inside! Still no word on an opening date, unfortunately.