John Curtis, who spent more than a decade as general manager of Charleston's of the Hal Smith Restaurant Group, is busy finalizing the menu and hiring staff.
Curtis has already brought aboard chef Arlen Buff who trained at Le Cordon Bleu campus in Pasadena, California and who has worked at restaurants in Los Angeles, Houston, Hawaii. Buff was most recently was the executive chef at Rose Creek Country Club.
3Sixty will be set in the space most recently operated as the George Steakhouse which closed in late 2015.
Previously, the Chandelle Club was the first penthouse tenant in 1960 when then United Founders Tower opened for business, followed by good runs by the Eagle's Next and Nikz at the Top. The space was vacant and neglected for years before Kevin George purchased the entire floor and did a substantial renovation.
The beautiful space and furnishings remain, which will be well utilized by Curtis and his team.
The menu is described as “upscale casual” and “comfort food with a twist”. Curtis and Buff emphasized that the restaurant and food will be much more approachable than in it's last run.
Upon opening, 3Sixty will operate every night but Sunday with a bar menu starting at 4PM and the full restaurant opening at 5PM.
As its name implies, 3Sixty will offer panoramic 360 degree views from Lake Hefner to downtown.