Four months after doing away with evening hours, Saint Alban tomorrow night is introducing dinner service.

When Brooks Reitz opened the upper King Street coffeehouse, he envisioned it transitioning into a wine bar after dark, fueled by a menu of sherries and olives. But the café was quiet at night, so Reitz decided to focus staff resources on daytime service. Now, though, chef Ari Kolendar has created a menu of “European-inflected fare” to be served Tuesday through Saturday, from 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

Saint Alban today released its opening dinner menu, but Reitz warns to “expect plenty of changes week-to-week.” So if your heart’s set on squid ink linguni with clams, don’t wait.

While the menu is dominated by smallish plates, such as merguez sausage; yellowtail tartare; and Piedmontese peppers stuffed with boquerones, the showstopper is a $58 ribeye. It’s sized to serve two.

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