Tiffany’s expanding

A longtime restaurant on Red Deer’s south side is expanding.

Tiffany’s Steak House & Lounge owner Sam Wong

Tiffany’s Steak House & Lounge owner Sam Wong

A longtime restaurant on Red Deer’s south side is expanding.

Work is underway on an addition to Tiffany’s Steak House & Lounge. Located at 3515 Gaetz Ave., it operated for a number of years as Cafe Tiffany.

Owner Sam Wong said the project will result in a separate dining area that will be able to accommodate 80 to 100 people. It will be available for private groups and functions, he said, including weddings and Christmas parties.

“For us, there’s always a need for it,” said Wong, noting that when his Monsieur Wong’s restaurant operated downtown its private dining area was always in demand.

Monsieur Wong’s left those premises several months ago and is now sharing space with Sam’s Cafe South, another Wong restaurant located at 1927 50th Ave.

The expansion of Tiffany’s Steak House & Lounge will also result in a bigger lounge area, said Wong.

He is hoping the work will be completed by the end of October, with bookings for the new room already being accepted.

“We don’t think it will interrupt our operations at all.”

Wong said he continues to look for a new, permanent location for Monsieur Wong’s. The arrangement with Sam’s Cafe South has worked out well, he said, but he still wants separate premises for the two restaurants.

“I’m just waiting for the right location.”