Dining With Denise Neil

Siena Tuscan Steakhouse will open in new Ambassador hotel

The Ambassador Wichita, a 14-story, 117-room luxury botique hotel scheduled to open in December in a historic building at Douglas and Broadway, will have a restaurant on the ground floor — and that restaurant now has a name.

Siena Tuscan Steakhouse will be a fine-dining restaurant featuring traditional dishes from the Tuscany region of Italy. The restaurant will have floor-to-ceiling windows and will be visible from the street. It’s expected to open at the same time the hotel does.

It will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, provide catering for events at the hotel and serve hotel guests as well as locals. Managers are interviewing executive chef candidates, including chefs from Wichita and from out of town. The chef should be chosen by mid-September.

The Ambassador Hotel Collection also operates boutique luxury hotels in historic buildings in Tulsa and Kansas City, Mo.

I’ll share more details as I get them.