Although it’s just a “soft opening” for now, The Fine Diner International Cuisine at 1000 N.E. Northgate Way opened its doors on Tuesday, and hungry patrons were filing through the door at dinnertime Friday.
Chef/owner Ron Chomcey is aiming for a grand opening in a couple of weeks, and in the meantime plans to continue expanding the menu by featuring more specials and adding a new menu item every week.
“Once we get a little more established, we’re going to feature a different region of the world every month,” he said. And once The Fine Diner receives its liquor license, he also plans to pair that featured region with the appropriate beer/wine/spirit.
For now, the menu includes appetizers, soups and salads; sandwiches ranging from $7.25 to $9.65; burgers ranging from $7.75 to $9.50 wraps for $8.95; fine entrees including The Rib Eye for $19.45 or Spaghetti & Meatballs for $9.89; and kids meals. There still are no alcoholic beverages, although Chomcey is hopeful they will have beer and wine in about a month.
The Fine Diner is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Chomcey plans to expand hours in the future and include breakfast in about three months.