Edit ModuleShow Tags

Food for Thought: Timeless – an MHK Eatery

The Naples restaurant is owned by architect Matthew Kragh.



Rock crab- and brie-stuffed salmon.

Vanessa Rogers

WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s been about a year since this modern American open kitchen and lounge exploded with the star power of a dozen fireworks. It marked the return of chef David Nelson, who had spent a decade helming Truluck’s and the brief-lived Avenue5. Eager to exercise his creative instincts in an everyday setting, he’s nailed it with big-city-style Saturday and Sunday brunches, ultra-thin pizzas with oddly complementary bedfellows (think: sopressata, garlic and spiced honey), whimsical promos like the summertime grilled cheese menu—plus dinner entrées that go toe-to-toe with those from any restaurant on Fifth Avenue South. He and Timeless’ owner, architect Matthew Kragh, continue to make improvements, like expanding their in-house delivery service, launching an app for online orders and upgrading to a full liquor license.

IDEAL MEAL: Chef Nelson’s roots at one of the town’s leading seafood palaces can be seen at dinner in the ethereal shrimp and grits and a rock crab- and brie-stuffed salmon with tomato-sherry butter over a Jenga of asparagus spears. Some sandwiches and salads pull double duty on the lunch and dinner menus, and one we’ve been fixated on is the bright Thai-inflected mélange of noodles, bok choy and Napa cabbage finished with slices of seared sirloin, mango, peanuts and chilies.

VIBE: Its new construction exudes coastal chic without being beachy. Half of the white-washed space feels like a living room where you can sit on a couch with a beer and “drummies” (wings)—or a Moscow mule and truffled mushroom pizza. The other half is covered in tables, with added panache from floor-to-ceiling windows. Kragh envisioned Timeless to be an after-work gathering place; he and Nelson have made it that and so much more.

Timeless – an MHK Eatery, 90 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, (239) 331-4325, timelesseatery.com 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Best of Business

2018 Best of Business Awards

Honoring nearly 50 Southwest Florida businesses across several industries.

Archive »

Edit Module

E-Newsletters

Powered by Robly

Edit ModuleEdit Module
Advertisement