Rumor: Chef/restaurateur Richard Sandoval is taking over Ten Arts and opening a Tapas Bar next door.

It’s been two years since TopCheftestant Jen Carroll left the Ritz-Carlton’s Ten Arts, and although her replacement,
Chef De Cuisine Nathan Volz, mounted a herculean effort to revive the restaurant it never seemed to get it’s footing under her shadow.  (He’s since left and is at the gorgeous Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte.)
Well things are about to change and in a big way. New York

Chef/restaurateur Richard Sandoval, who owns 25 restaurants around
the world, is said to be opening up a 100 seat restaurant in the space where Ten Arts formerly called it’s home.  (Hopefully they’ll get rid of those red tinted windows.)

His latest restaurant is Toro, Toro in DC. It can be pricey, but it is the Ritz. I did hear it was delicious. Here’s Yelp’s opinions.

And in what seems to be his signature move, he’s opening up a smaller tapas bar where the now closed Freshii once called home.   Amazing game changer for the Ritz-Carlton. What a great location, especially since it’s across the street from the very hot, and soon to
be happening Dilworth Plaze with it’s park, ice skating rink and outdoor dining.  Michael Klein reported in December that
Chef/restaurateur Richard Sandoval‘s brother (Chicago restaurateur Alfredo Sandoval) is opening a restaurant at 2116 Chestnut Street in the summer of 2014. Klein even hinted to him that he might have competition.