grilled pork chop at 58 hundred photo by michelle volansky

First Look: 58 Hundred in Southwest Garden

When Marc Del Pietro and Brian Doherty closed The Block in the Central West End, they announced plans to open a new concept, one that took vegetables as seriously as The Block took meat dishes. The wait for that new eatery is over – 58 Hundred officially opened Sept. 28 at 5800 Southwest Ave., in Southwest Garden.

The menu boasts diverse dishes from vegetable specials like Brussels sprouts tacos, charred broccoli and Smoke and Vinegar Beets to seafood dishes like grilled salmon and meatier fare, such as a grilled pork chop and a braised boneless pork steak. The bar offers a modest list of classic cocktails along with beer and wine.

The whitewashed brick building at the corner of Southwest and Dalton avenues has housed many neighborhood establishments over the years. Despite the relatively quick construction process, the space has undergone a total reboot, including new wiring and plumbing and a completely revamped kitchen. 

The bar area is connected to the main dining room via a large pass, creating an open, airy feel, further augmented by white walls, lightly distressed wood tabletops and floors and plenty of windows. Approximately 75 people can sit inside, and the tree-shaded back patio can handle 20 or so more. There’s also a private room upstairs available for events.

58 Hundred is open 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Matt Sorrell is staff writer at Sauce Magazine.

Editor's note: This article originally misspelled Brian Doherty's name. It was updated at 10:05 a.m. Oct. 8 to correct the error.