The Statesman, a new American restaurant that aims to function as a supper club—a restaurant that doubles as a sophisticated social club—will open doors in downtown Austin in early 2024.

On the menu

The Statesman will serve elevated American classics, including seafood towers, ceasar salads, hasselback potatoes, and pimento mac and cheese. For the main course, The Statesman offers a cacio e pepe dish with roasted mushrooms, roasted chicken breast, ribeyes and filets.

The drink menu includes classic cocktails with a twist, such as the old fashioned made with tequila and a sprinkle of cinnamon, a margarita with a touch of ghost pepper and an “upgraded” paper plane.

Meet the chef

The Statesman’s kitchen is led by Dan Kennedy, a seasoned chef with experience working with celebrity chefs and at Michelin-starred restaurants.

“What excites me most is taking an array of dishes that are familiar classics and elevating them to another level by way of product sourcing, execution, technique and presentation,” Kennedy said in a news release. “Our menu is one that is very approachable to guests who want to come in several times a week for a great meal but also elevated enough for celebratory dinners and special occasions.”