Decade restaurant opens in historic Butchertown

Outlet: LOUToday
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Written by: Lennie Omalza
Date Published: 6/5/2023

We were sad to see Butchertown Grocery and Decca close their doors. But today, the two become one.

Decade restaurant — led and co-owned by Decca veterans Chad Sheffield, Matt Johnson, and Andy Myers — is bringing new life to the former Butchertown Grocery space at 1076 E. Washington St

Focusing on New American cuisine with Italian and French influences, Decade will serve dinner Tuesday through Saturday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. The menu features mains with meat and fish options, as well as pastas + vegetable-forward dishes.

“We’re really excited about our hand-rolled pastas and the fact that [all our meats] are coming from local farmers,” Matt said, adding that they are also sourcing a lot of their veggies from local farms, too.

A few dishes that highlight this farm-to-table concept include:

  • Porchetta with charred fennel, honey, and watercress
  • Half-chicken with braised cannellini beans and salsa verde
  • Sugar snap peas with Caesar aioli, crispy ham, and cured egg yolk
plate with sugar snap pea dish
Many of the dishes at Decade feature locally sourced ingredients.

Photo by Tim Furnish

The restaurant’s beverage program centers around twists on classic cocktails. It also includes a curated list of wine and craft beers, as well as non-alcoholic options.

In addition to the first-floor restaurant, Decade will feature a second-floor private event area dubbed B-side. This flexible venue space will help further the owners’ vision of making Decade a hub for music, art, community outreach, and culture.

three men standing in a restaurant
Andy Myers, Matt Johnson, and Chad Sheffield are the owners of Decade. Photo by Tim Furnish

Both floors boast decor focused around the theme of time, which was inspired by a vintage clock shaped like a “D” that the owners found in the building basement.

The restaurant doesn’t open until 5 p.m. today, but go ahead, book a table now. As the Decade website says, you should enjoy yourself — it’s later than you think.