Downtown Dining

Troubled downtown Austin restaurant space suffers another closure

Troubled downtown Austin restaurant space suffers another closure

Dine restaurant Radisson hotel Austin
Dine will close on May 15. Dine/Facebook

Another restaurant is calling it quits at what has become a tricky Austin location. Dine, the modern restaurant at the Radisson hotel downtown, will close next month.

Dine opened in June 2015 under chef David Garrido, formerly of Garrido's and Jeffrey's, who served contemporary American classics with a side of Lady Bird Lake views. The last day of service is May 15, reports Austin360.

This isn't the first high-profile closure for the space, which originally was a TGI Friday's. The Radisson team brought on celebrated chef Shawn Cirkiel of Parkside Projects, who opened Chavez in January 2014. The Southwestern-inspired eatery closed after Cirkiel's departure a year later. It was then rebranded to Dine.

The closure of Dine signals significant changes to the hotel, which was acquired by Sydell Group and investor Ron Burkle in 2016. A $75 million facelift will transform the Radisson into LINE Austin, slated to debut in 2018. 

"Sydell will fully renovate the property into the LINE Hotel with expanded and locally sourced food and beverage offerings, new state-of-the-art meeting space overlooking the lake, and fully upgraded bedrooms," states the project website. "We will collaborate on the design with Sean Knibb who we worked with to create our first LINE Hotel in Los Angeles and with Michael Hsu from Austin." 

Two new restaurant concepts will open at LINE Austin, but details have not been released. CultureMap's request to Sydell Group for more information has not been returned.