Updated: Steakhouse from team behind Vero Pizzeria coming to Brookhaven

Stephen Herman (left) will serve as the chef at Arnette’s. / Photo by Ligaya Figueras

A “stylish alternative” to a steakhouse is set to open in Brookhaven in early 2018.

Arnette’s Chop Shop will set up shop in the Apple Valley Brookhaven development at 2700 Apple Valley Road in a 6,000 square-foot space, according to Tomorrow’s News Today.

The restaurant is a venture by Michel Arnette, Steve Rayman and Stephen Herman, business partners for Word of Mouth Restaurants, the umbrella group for Brookhaven favorites Vero Pizzeria, Haven and Valenza.

Herman will serve as executive chef, overseeing a menu including several different cuts of beef – large and small – as well as raw bar selections, and seasonally-driven composed dishes and salads.

“Not everyone wants to eat a 22-ounce cowboy ribeye,” he said.

The kitchen will put to work both a steakhouse charbroiler that can be cranked up to 1,200 degrees and a woodburning hearth. “That is what, to me as a cook, I am really excited about,” he said.

Arnette’s will also feature a rooftop bar.

According to Herman, the group hopes to begin construction on the space in mid-September with an anticipated opening in January or February of next year.

Developed by Stream Realty Partners, Apple Valley Brookhaven is a paper plant-turned-adaptive-reuse project featuring more than 69,000 square-feet of office and restaurant space.

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