According to a Mansfield News Journal story, there are two caverns located underneath the eatery. Sitting side by side, they feature 20 foot-tall ceilings and are more than 16 feet, wide made from hand-carved sandstone. The new eatery’s website says the caverns were likely built sometime during the Civil War era (between 1850 and 1865), and were originally used by brewers to cold-ferment lagers.

Rick Taylor, the owner of Hudson & Essex, decided to capitalize on the unlike discovery, and converted the caverns into the brand-new fine dining concept. The space took years of work to make habitable, but the result is a truly unique–and unexpectedly spacious–restaurant