Doña Tomás Is Closing
But owner Dona Savitsky will open a new restaurant, Doña, in September.
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Late this summer, Doña Tomás owner Dona Savitsky will close the popular twenty-year-old Temescal restaurant and soon afterwards open a new restaurant named Doña a mile away on Piedmont Avenue.
"When we moved into our current space, there was nothing trendy about Temescal," Savitsky said.
"We have loved seeing the neighborhood grow and flourish and, in some respects, it will always feel like home.
"My newest venture, Doña, is especially exciting to me, though, as I will be opening this new restaurant with my close friend/Doña Tomás manager Andee Brown."
Set to open in mid-September, Doña will be conceptually similar to its predecessor, serving many of the same dishes — but with counter service and xpanded hours: seven days a week, all day every day. Doña will also have a weekday breakfast-café menu, including house-made pastries, and will sport a larger bar and expanded bar menu.
Weekend brunches will also be served.
The new 4,300-square-foot space will seat about ninety diners inside, plus up to fifty more on an outdoor patio.
"Doña means 'woman of stature' in Spanish," Savitsky said, "and I love the strong female reference with the new venture."