New brooms sweep clean, they say, and newly appointed executive chef at The Place Downstairs Allan Rosenberg has swept away owner Fernando Martinez’s original fine dining concept, and with Martinez’s blessing will inaugurate the space below Mussel and Burger Bar later this summer as Cena, an Italian concept.

“Cena”, which means dinner in Italian, will be a slightly more casual Italian restaurant. Rosenberg’s experience has been largely with Italian food, and he and his staff are already working on the new menu, which is likely to have shareable sized portions.
The Place Downstairs will be closing the first week of August and will be reopening as Cena on August 11. Cena will be open Monday through Saturday from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm.