The Butcher steakhouse is coming this fall to North Naples to the former space of Agave, which closed last weekend. Corinne Ryan and Veljko Pavicevic, the co-founding owners of Sails Restaurant
in downtown Naples, on Wednesday revealed their next venture — a sophisticated 220-seat steakhouse with a high-end burger bar and lounge, plus four private dining rooms for celebrations, meetings and more. Starting Nov. 1, The Butcher opens year-round for lunch, dinner and private dining at 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, just west of Airport-Pulling Road. “Like Sails, The Butcher’s focus is on product and service excellence,” Pavicevic said in a news release. “Only the emphasis here will be impeccably-sourced USDA prime beef, grass-fed-prime, and Australian wagyu — with a priority for hormone-free and antibiotic-free meat.” The menu will also feature grilled seafood that Sails is so well-known for, and modern takes on “traditional” steakhouse sides. Another carryover: The Butcher will feature Sails’ acclaimed craft cocktail program. The wine list will expand to more than 1,000-plus labels boasting sustainably harvested, hard-to-find gems from independent producers across the globe. “Our goal is winning Wine Spectator’s coveted Grand Award by 2021,” Pavicevic said. Designed to enhance the guest experience, contemporary country club, comfortable décor with plush furnishings will imbue both the indoor and an expansive outdoor space which totals 6,000 square feet. The Butcher’s name takes its inspiration from Ryan’s two-decade-long career as one of the world’s top meat brokers and notably, one of the very few women in that industry.