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Sneak Peek inside The Theodore, the new restaurant from chefs Tim Byres and Scott Romano in Dallas’ NorthPark Center


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The Theodore opens its wood-slatted windows and French doors this week, and I think you’ll find a lot to like in this  new restaurant (and bread bakery!) from Tim Byres, Christopher Jeffers and Christopher Zielke.

Bolsa vet Kyle Hilla works his cocktail magic at the bar. Byres and Charlie Palmer vet Scott Romano run the kitchen, which means you’re in for some delicious rustic cooking like lamb pot pies, tender ricotta gnocchi and house-cured corned beef on freshly baked bread. The restaurant occupies a choice spot on the north side of NorthPark Center adjacent to Nordstrom.

The place is a real looker, too, with its hand-scraped oak floors, art deco ceiling treatment, bookcases stuffed with antiques and bric-a-brac, and curvy banquettes to coddle your bottom and rest your shopping bags. (Ask to see the private dining room, snuggled behind a sliding bookcase in the main dining room.) And pay attention to the Wes Anderson-inspired hostess stand: the wallpaper above the coatcheck board was stenciled by hand using black Sharpie magic markers.

If you like walk-and-talks, let’s go:

I’ll give you a more complete look at the Theodore in my monthly Dallas restaurant column in 360 West Magazine.

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