When John Barrett Jr. and Mike Sipes bought Greystone Grill, they made a few crucial decisions. They replaced some menu items, lowered the prices, changed the name, and retained the original serving staff. But perhaps the most important addition John and Mike made was bringing in John Barrett Sr. to make sure they never succumb to "delusions of grandeur."
In the dining room, chandeliers sprout with purple bulbs and glass planter cases bloom with bonsai-style trees—a natural touch that starkly contrasts with the eatery's industrial, stacked-stone walls and steel-gray banquettes. Servers depart from the kitchen, their arms balancing plates of maryland crab cakes, wine-infused rack of lamb, and fish fillets dressed with mustard and capers. Barrett's chefs also take a modern approach to sandwich making, pairing Angus beef burgers with pineapple, short ribs with chili mayonnaise, and hand-cut fries with shredded Warhol paintings.