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New Restaurants Under Construction in Dallas


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If you’re a fan of Primebar,  Townhouse or Tex-Mex (or even restaurants in Dallas), then you’ll probably love this:

Restaurants America, the parent company for both, has two (and maybe three) new concepts under veiled construction in Dallas. Boca Chica, a small plates/tapas place with an outdoor balcony, will open this summer at the Shops at Park Lane, on the third level of the development that shares a parking lot with Whole Foods Market. They must have gotten a sweet deal, because RA is nearing completion on Park Tavern, which we told you about in December, in the same shopping center.

Meanwhile, RA wants to build yet another new concept …and they’re sniffing in the Design District, an area that’s about to get a whole lot busier.

And while the rest of Dallas fights over whether we need another steakhouse or two, the best steakhouse in all of Texas has decided  (at least for now) that we don’t. (Apparently, one Wine Spectator Grand Award winning steakhouse is enough for this city); the shell of the former Smith and Wollensky steakhouse on the Dallas North Tollway is to become a Pappasito’s Cantina.

(I know, you probably hoped it was to be a Cheesecake Factory.)

 

6 Comments

  1. Mike Hiller    11/6/2012

    John, I agree: Bowl and Barrel will be a good choice.

  2. john    11/6/2012

    Restaurants America chooses locations where they get large finish out allowances from the landlord. food should be mediocre like their other spots. I know I will be avoiding it – meet me at Bowl & Barrel across the street – that sounds good!

  3. Mike HIller    5/2/2012

    Sorry, Bubbajump, but yes, it really is the Shops at Park Lane. Lots of action there–including a Bailey’s steakhouse retooling. I agree, though, that the shopping center hasn’t achieved the lofty status its developers sought.

  4. Bubbajump    5/1/2012

    Please tell me you’re kidding. The shops at Park Lane??? That’s a wasteland. This restaurant group needs to fire the person who came up with that plan.

  5. Mary    2/17/2012

    p.s. wish it were going to be something more interesting.

  6. Mary    2/17/2012

    A Pappasito’s? Really? That place has been empty for so long… Thanks for breaking the news!

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