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Chef Andrew Curren's upcoming casual French restaurant Arro claims Haddington's spot

Casual French restaurant Arro claims Haddington's spot

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Haddingtons currently occupies the space that Arro will soon call home. Courtesy of Haddingtons
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Chef Andrew Curren will helm the new French restaurant, alonside wife and pastry chef Mary Catherine Curren. Courtesy of Bravo
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Chef Andrew Curren and his restaurant group have found a new spot to call home on West Sixth Street.

Arro, a casual interpretation on French cuisine, was originally slated to open on Burnet Road, but after a few months of negotiations Arro will acquire the space that Haddingtons American Tavern occupies at the moment.

Deriving its name from the French phrase “arroser la vie,” which loosely translates to “make a toast to life,” Arro is the latest concept from the ELM Restaurant Group. The modern French concept will join its fellow ELM establishments, including 24 Diner and Easy Tiger, with executive chef Andrew Curren taking the helm alongside his wife, pastry chef Mary Catherine Curren.

Arro will offer up a variety of French classics to fit different palates — light meals, an indulgent three-course option for around $20, and family-style meals will grace the menu. The kitchen will focus around Andrew's wood-fired grill and continue his practice of incorporating local and organic products. Mary Catherine will craft on-site desserts on site and bring in bread baked fresh daily at Easy Tiger.

Arro and its owners expect a late spring or early summer opening, hoping to become another downtown favorite (like 24 Diner and Easy Tiger) among press and foodies alike.