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Warren Naples, an upscale restaurant and whiskey lounge, launches at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Naples Design District.  

The new venue, which anchors The Collective, a modern design hub at 111 10th St. S., anticipates a soft opening now with a grand opening after the holidays, said Shannon Bizga, general manager of Warren Naples.  

“We will be doing a grand opening party Jan. 11,” Bizga said. “We will be open 3 to 10 p.m. daily until after Christmas. We will then go to regular business hours.”  

Warren Naples offers a large public restaurant and lounge, as well as a smaller separate members-only cocktail club. The public part in The Collective’s Suite 104 includes a scratch kitchen for the contemporary American restaurant with a full bar and a semi-private mezzanine overlooking the space.  

In Suite 106, across The Collective’s outdoor courtyard, is Warren’s private cocktail club. Limited to 125 memberships with an annual fee, the club features a private lounge with soft seating, tableside cocktails and a bevy of benefits for members, Bizga said.  

Warren Naples’ ambiance is similar to the sophisticated style offered at its counterpart, Warren Delray, which opened in 2021 in Delray Beach on Florida’s east coast. Warren is named to honor Warren John, a whiskey lover and art collector who is the uncle of Jeffrey John, CEO of Damn Good Hospitality Group, the Fort Lauderdale company behind the new American whiskey kitchen concept.  

The main difference between the two locations is the beverage program, which is much larger in Naples, Bizga said. Naples will offer 300 bottles of wine, significantly more than the 80 bottles in Delray. The new venue also boasts 600 bottles of whiskey and 30 private barrels, she said.  

Warren’s ingredient-driven cuisine offers a twist on traditional American dishes by fusing contemporary flavors from around the world. The dinner menu features shareables, salads, seafood towers, handhelds, Wagyu steaks and house specialties, such as smoked prime short rib, bourbon-brined pork chops, spinach-stuffed chicken roulade, diver scallops, pan-seared Chilean sea bass and wild-caught Scottish salmon.   

Shareables include Gloria’s KFC (Korean Fried Chicken), frenched lamb chops, charred octopus, Carrara Wagyu beef tenderloin tips, truffle burrata, roasted cauliflower, house-smoked fish dip, PEI mussels, Damn Good lobster mac ‘n cheese and a daily inspiration offering of deviled eggs.   

A shorter lunch menu is available daily 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lighter fare and handhelds, such as a shaved Wagyu steak sandwich, a blackened mahi sandwich, a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, a smoked short rib grilled cheese with roasted tomato soup and Warren’s Damn Good Burger with a signature dry-aged blend, aged Gruyere, truffle aioli, a fried egg and bourbon glaze on a brioche bun.  

A special menu for brunch also will be available Saturdays and Sundays with items such as prime short rib hash, bread pudding French toast, chicken fried steak and a smoked salmon platter. Brunch specialties include the Warren Breakfast with two eggs, shaved prosciutto, grilled asparagus, roasted tomato half, avocado and sourdough toast. Wayne’s Hangover Cure features two 4-ounce, dry-aged blend patties, crispy pork belly, hashbrowns, aged cheddar, fried egg, cherry pepper relish, bistro sauce on a brioche bun with hand-cut fries and a 1-ounce pour of Buffalo Trace bourbon. A Champagne brunch with tiers of mix-and-match cocktails also is available.  

Signature cocktails include concoctions such as Casa Caliente with Corazon blanco tequila, Los Vecinos mezcal, habañero-infused agave, lime juice and watermelon; 88 Knots with Brugal 1888 rum, Combier Peach de Vigne liqueur, citrus, pineapple, peach puree, bitters and grenadine; and Love Potion with The Macallan 12-year double-cask Scotch whisky, Wheatley vodka, Martini Fiero vermouth, simple syrup, citrus and aquafaba.  

Warren’s post-Christmas hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday with a special Sunday Gravy Italian Night.  

Warren Naples will be open Christmas Eve until 8 p.m., but closed Christmas Day. The venue will offer three seatings on New Year’s Eve, plus a ticketed evening party beginning at 9 p.m., Bizga said. Brunch on New Year’s Day starts at 11:30 a.m.

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