Future home of Timber. [Photo: Loopnet]
Timber, a new "rotisserie and steakhouse" from Noah Talmatch, submitted an application to the Portland City Council for a liquor license (H/T to Portland Food Map for the link). The restaurant will take over the former space of the Oriental Table (closed since last winter) on Exchange Street in the Old Port. Talmatch, who owns The North Point with brother Dan, writes in the application letter that the full-service restaurant will serve three meals a day with a "focus on delicious aged steaks and chops." There will be lots more on the menu, however, according to the sample provided to the council. It can be viewed in full below. (Update 6/20/14: To be clear, this menu was merely a sample. Click here for a more recent appetizer menu. Click here for a more recent entree menu.)
There will be a full bar "with fine bourbons being featured." A piano is planned, with "live, soft jazz" playing on the weekends. The space is roughly 2,000 square feet with seating for about 70. There will be an additional 20 outdoor seats when it's nice out, as long as they are approved by the council. April 1, 2014 is the targeted opening date.