Another piece of the AC Hotel by Marriott in downtown Spartanburg has been revealed.
Upstate restaurateur Rick Erwin, who recently opened The Standard at Drayton Mill in Spartanburg, is opening his next restaurant on the 10th floor of the highly anticipated hotel at the corner of West Main Street and Daniel Morgan Avenue.
Level 10, a high-end concept modeled after Good Food on Montford in Charlotte, plans to open this fall with chef Brian Lindsay at the helm.
Erwin says after dining at Good Food, which features a small menu of seasonally driven small plates, he knew he wanted to open a similar concept.
“It was one of the best meals I’ve ever had,” Erwin says.
Lindsay says the menu will be similar in format to Good Food, offering tasting-style portions of fresh pastas, seafood, and maybe one steak dish.
“It’s completely different from the other locations,” Lindsay says. “It’s not meat-centric.”
Lindsay recently developed The Standard’s menu and floats between all of Rick Erwin’s restaurants. He will train a new chef, who will likely be hired from outside the company, to eventually take over for him at Level 10, he says. The restaurant will create about 50 additional positions.
The approximately 5,500-square-foot restaurant, designed by Ed Zeigler and Charles Gunning with Craig Gaulden Davis, features a central bar, three sides of which are indoors with the fourth outdoors. A glass garage door will open to the outdoor bar and create an awning over the seating area. Dining areas on either side of the bar include a private dining room that opens onto an outdoor patio with a fire pit. Two other outdoor dining areas are also available. Each of the three outdoor dining areas are located on the corners of the building and will include both tables and couches.
“The bar is definitely the center point,” says Mark McCalmont, who is the current assistant general manager at The Standard and will move over to Level 10 as GM.
The AC Hotel, downtown Spartanburg’s first new hotel in 14 years, broke ground in November 2015. The 10-story, 114-room hotel is scheduled for completion this fall.