After about six years in business at the corner of University Drive and Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park steakhouse LB Steak has closed temporarily to develop a new concept for the site, a team of restaurant owners, management and staff announced April 2.
Just what the concept will be has not yet been made public, but the plan is to reopen the restaurant sometime in the summer, according to restaurant spokesman Tom Walton.
"We closed that location for business reasons and aren't yet able to share the details of the new concept, but it will be something new and exciting with information to follow shortly," he said.
A statement published on the restaurant's website reads, "It is time for LB Steak in Menlo Park to close its doors, though only for a short while, as we look to the future. While it certainly saddens us to do so, we are eager at the opportunity it presents for us to re-concept and refocus our efforts in order to bring something new and exciting to downtown Menlo Park."
The restaurant at 898 Santa Cruz Ave. opened in July 2012 and was previously occupied by Marche restaurant, which closed in March 2011.
It is considered a "sister restaurant" to Left Bank Brasserie down the street at 635 Santa Cruz Ave. The restaurant group also operates another LB Steak location on Santana Row in San Jose.
Signed "The LB Steak Menlo Park Team," the restaurant operators in their announcement encouraged customers to patronize their other locations during the closure of LB Steak.
"We truly appreciate each and every one of you, are grateful for your continued support, and look forward to seeing you soon at our new restaurant!" the notice concluded.
Check lbsteak.com for the latest updates.