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Sixty Vines is the most exciting restaurant concept to open in DFW this year


The folks behind Whiskey Cake Kitchen, Velvet Taco and The Ranch in Las Colinas have launched another new concept that’s going to spin heads. It’s called Sixty Vines, and it’s a wine-focused restaurant built by people who understand hospitality, brilliant design, good food and share a real passion for wine.

With design cues reminiscent of Napa Valley (Archetype), Los Angeles (Gjelina) and NYC (Eataly), the open, airy space is trimmed with white marble, hardwoods, dark metals and bathed in soft light. A long bar in the back and an elbowed chefs’ counter along the right offer plenty of space to take in the open kitchen: chef John Franke shaving prosciutto from a Berkel slicer, fresh pastas dangling from a drying rod, pastry queen Sarah Lewis plating a fancy dessert for service. Situated between the bar and the kitchen, a wood-fueled oven turns out crisp-crusted, foldable pizzas and roasted veggies. And what’s the crazy line art above that acacia wood bar? A hand-painted pictograph that traces winemaking from field to glass in a single, continuous line.

Come see for yourself; take a quick walk with me around the space:

Sixty Vines takes its name from its bar taps, located behind a long counter cut from acacia wood. From those taps, bartenders and sommeliers serve forty wines, nineteen beers and one cold-brewed Stumptown coffee. Each is pumped from kegs sourced directly from interesting wineries and breweries worldwide and stored at Sixty Vines in a temperature controlled cellar. Justin Beam, Sixty Vines’ GM, says they’re the only restaurant in the country serving this many wines on tap.

I love that there are plenty of tables designed for communal seating, which means your group of two or five or fifteen should have an easy time finding a space together. There’s a greenhouse out back that’ll be perfect for al fresco dining (or sipping) this fall, plus there’s a secluded patio warmed by a fireplace for chillier nights. All of the servers have an admirable command of wines and wine service, thanks to intensive multi-day training from the Guild of Master Sommeliers.

Sixty Vines opened Monday, August 29. Once the kitchen has had time to gel, I think you’re really going to like this place.

3701 Dallas Pkwy., Plano, 469-620-8463

 

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