The famed space that once housed The Rookwood Pottery Co. changed hands again this fall, this time offering an eclectic menu including mahi mahi, apple and brie, seared salmon and sliced lamb. While the interior still boasts a dimly lit atmosphere and rustic, brewery feel, the Rookwood Bar & Restaurant’s menu is worlds away from the ribs, pork chops and steaks offered by the Porkopolis Tavern and Grill, which closed its doors June 30 after four years in business.

Jonathan Mouch, the former executive chef of Downtown’s Nada restaurant, is now in the kitchen at the Rookwood, preparing fresh ingredients for the menu. Yet despite the diverse, seemingly upscale menu items, hamburgers and salads are available and prices are fairly affordable. Entrees range from $7.50 to $17.

The owners of the Rookwood — Joseph Creighton of Boss Group, Caveh Azadeh of Coldstream Financial, Patrick McBride of The Walnut Group and Chinedum Ndukwe of the Cincinnati Bengals — outfitted the Mount Adams eatery with touches reminiscent of the restaurant’s history: candles provide most of the lighting, black-and-white pictures of the old pottery company adorn the walls and patrons can eat, or lounge, in large, circular kilns, which were used to form pottery back in the early 1900s.

While it draws from its well-known history, the restaurant attracted a young, hip crowd at its kickoff event, with local personalities such as Bengals kicker Shayne Graham, Local 12 sports director Brad Johansen and Bengals radio analyst Dave Lapham attending.

The Porkopolis targeted a slightly older crowd and touted fine dining, but the Rookwood might have better success because of its Mount Adams locale, casual fare and younger patronage.

1077 Celestial St. Lunch and dinner served daily. Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. (513) 421-5555.