I dropped by last night's opening reception at Ivy Place, the latest project from David Chiddo and the TY Harbor Brewery group.
It's in the shiny new Daikanyama T2 development, facing Kyu-Yamate-dori. There was a good turnout, buzzy but not over-crowded...
It's a handsome building, low-rise and freestanding, with plenty of timber.
It's also got ample deck space — and because it's in the middle of the development, it looks out onto pedestrian paths, not traffic-choked streets.
This is the main dining room, spacious but with low ceilings...
On the other side there's a cafe area which will be open from 7 in the morning, serving buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs and other breakfast specials.
And in the middle is a bar area, complete with six taps dispensing ales from the TY Harbor Brewery.
As for the food, David tells me the aim is to serve quality comfort food, blending Mediterranean influences (a la Cicada) with modern American dining (Beacon) and a line of craft beers in the bar (TY Harbor).
It all sounds excellent. And we'll find out exactly how good just as soon as it's up and running — which will be from tomorrow (Dec. 5).