Old Gilman Grill is part of the vision the DeFoor Brothers had to develop a village around the Westin. (Photo: Staff)

The developers who have revamped downtown’s west side announced Friday they are opening a new, upscale restaurant soon.

Old Gilman Grill is the latest West Village opening from DeFoor Brothers Development, which brought the Westin Hotel and other businesses, including Peet’s Coffee and Pinkberry, downtown.

“While developing the West Village, we knew we wanted to bring an elevated dining experience to the area,” DeFoor Brothers Development Director of Hospitality Assets Jay Raynor said in a prepared statement. “Guests can expect premium service and a chef-driven menu with seasonal specialties.”


Located on the corner of Pine Street and Eighth Street, the new eatery—which is slated to open in just more than two weeks—is “an upscale American restaurant with a French twist,” according to a news release.

The business, which is across from the relatively new Westin Hotel, is aimed at locals and travelers, officials said in a news release.

Developers are paying homage to the century-old building, which was once the headquarters for Gilman Paint, with historical photos provided by the Gilman family.

The restaurant will be open seven days a week.

Dinner service starts Aug. 6 and lunch will start a few weeks later.

Reservations will be welcomed and groups can book gatherings in the private dining room, according to a news release.

The business is also hiring.