After several months of renovation the new Craftsman Wood Grille and Tap Room in Fayetteville opened for business again Wednesday evening.

The transformation of the former Limestone Grill is far more than just the name.

The restaurant has been completely remodeled from top to bottom.

This is part of a multi-million dollar upgrade of the Craftsman Inn and Suites

The upgrades to the restaurant include a more spacious dining room layout and an open-feel with vaulted ceilings and plenty of natural light. 

Craftsman Inn and Suites General Manager Paul Mc Neil says, “People are going to walk in and see one of those extreme makeovers, ah moments, and they’ll see it and their eyes will go up to the ceiling because it’s an open concept.”

That’s not the only “open feature’ of the new Craftsman Wood Grille and Tap Room, the kitchen is there for everyone to see too.

Executive Chef Steve Batur tells NewsChannel 9, “You’re always on stage.  You’re always being watched, it’s a great experience.”

The feature piece of the kitchen is the 96-inch wood fired grille using the maple wood from a local farm.

Batur says, “Even the appetizers, the pizzas, the steaks, the fish, the daily seafood that’s brought in, everything is prepared on that grille.”

Mc Neil adds, “Pasta is handmade from scratch.”

A brand new feature they really love is the three season heated, outdoor bar and patio, complete with a sound system and several TVs.”

“We want to be reaching out to the Central New York area and having this as a destination restaurant,” Mc Neil says.

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Along with the restaurant all 89 rooms at the Craftsman Inn and Suites have been renovated, including a rejuvenation of all the Stickley furniture in each room.