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Olivia (S. Lamar near Oltorf)

There's a new restaurant under construction on S. Lamar just north of Oltorf. I saw that today it finally has a sign -- Olivia. All I know about it so far is that the architect is Michael Hsu, who designed Uchi.

http://www.mhsudesign.com/projects/tr...

Does anybody have any intel about the restaurant like what kind of food it will be, who's behind it, or when they plan to open? It looks like they're putting a lot of work into the building, and I hope they'll put just as much into the food.

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  1. They had an ad for help on Craigslist. It said it was going to be "A French/Italian-inspired Restaurant & Wine joint".

    1. The manager of Vino Vino is leaving to work at Olivia as well. At least in my opinion, this bodes well for the wine aspect.

      1. I just love, love, love the building. I'm really curious about the restaurant. Any news on who the chef is? The owners? Food? I'm excited about the Vino Vino manager going there too. That's a great indication of good wine!

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        1. re: foodiegal71

          former TCA instructor and and former asti chef will be doing the space on lamar that michael hsu is designing, should be open in the very near future...

        2. I found their website today. No menu posted yet, but looks promising!
          www.olivia-austin.com

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