Chefs Fernando Martinez and Allen Rosenberg are officially ready to unveil Cena, their "casual Italian" establishment replacing The Place Downstairs, which Martinez opened in March with since-departed chef Ethan Ray. The restaurant, located a level beneath the bustling Mussel & Burger Bar, has had a few posters replaced and some different decorations installed, but the decor basically remains the same as it was during The Place Downstairs' incarnation. Partner Rick Moir did inform Eater that Cena plans to create a charcuterie room, as Rosenberg may soon return to making cured meats in-house. Eater obtained menus from Cena before its planned opening this evening, and presents them after the jump.
· Cena (The Place Downstairs) [Facebook]
· All Eater The Place Downstairs Coverage [~ELOU~]