After Hunger Thirst Group and CEO Stephen Schrutt announced the new Asian fusion concept back in June, Good Fortune is now ready to celebrate its grand opening downtown. The restaurant and lounge has been operating soft open nights for the weekend (I Love the Burg got a sneak peek last night), and will officially celebrate its grand opening on Monday at 260 1st Avenue South on the bottom floor of Station House.
The 6,000 square foot open-style space has a 12-person sushi bar and dining tables for guests, a 14-seat bar and cocktail lounge, a colorfully-decorated private karaoke room, and an outdoor patio. The menu consists of a variety of small plates (we can certainly recommend the spicy pork dumplings), an extensive sushi offering, and half a dozen larger plates serving as entrees. The bar also serves Japanese-inspired cocktails, sake and more.
“It’s incredible and fun for me to see something come together that started as an idea over 10 years ago,” says Schrutt. “There are so many factors that go into creating a concept and I am very passionate and excited. I’ve waited patiently to find the right location and I think everything has aligned to finally deliver Good Fortune to Downtown St. Petersburg.”
The space is an open-concept with the main focus on the bar, which everything is centered around. Small plates include options such as pork spare ribs, lobster rangoon, crispy tuna, slamon nachos, and Korean disco fries. Entrees include bowls and plates such as poke, dan dan noodles, miso ramen, spicy Thai seabass, and a soy marinated wagyu.
Good Fortune brings inventive cuisine to St. Pete
“The bar will be a beautiful centerpiece for people to meet and enjoy our outstanding cocktail menu and beverage program with a selection of Japanese whiskeys and different styles of Sake, plus a selection of local and unique beers, wine and bubbles,” says Schrutt.
The open-feel will also give customers an entire experience where they can enjoy sitting with the sushi chefs or sipping cocktails and tasting small plates in the lounge. Good Fortune has an upbeat vibe and is a great destination to stop in for lunch, cocktails after work, or while dressed up for a weekend night out for food, drinks and fun.
The karaoke room can be reserved as a private area for large groups, and a weekend brunch will also be offered in the future.
“I’m excited about Good Fortune being inside the Station House building because it’s centrally located downtown and walkable for residents and people working close by. It is a landmark building in downtown St. Petersburg and a well known co-work and event space,” wrote Schrutt. “I’m enjoying revitalizing the space to bring my vision alive. Since the pandemic, there hasn’t been a restaurant on the ground floor and I look forward to us catering a lot of those events and collaborating with the Station House team for art and fashion shows, weddings, as well as other events – I see a lot of great synergy and opportunity.”