This Way In >>

UPDATED: Graham Dodds, Chris Zielke will lead the marquee restaurant, four others at the Statler Hotel Dallas when it opens this fall


When the marquee restaurant at the new Statler Hotel and Residences in downtown Dallas opens this fall, expect to see a couple of familiar faces running the show: chef Graham Dodds and restaurateur Chris Zielke.

Dodds, the chef behind defunct Wayward Son and consulting chef of Quincy’s Chicken Shack, and Zielke (Bolsa, Smoke, Chicken Scratch, The Theodore) worked together many years ago at Bolsa. The duo are whispered to be partnering again at the Statler, a once stately hotel which will reopen this October. The reopening follows an extensive rehab to covert the structure into a modern, 159-room Curio Collection Hilton Hotel with an additional 219 apartments on the upper floors.

The hotel’s website says the dining mix will include a diner, an Asian gastropub and a rooftop bar.

Dodds and Zielke could not be reached for comment or details.

UPDATE July 11:

A hotel spokesman sends word today that Graham Dodds will head all kitchen operations as the Culinary Director for Epic F&B, a consulting and management group led by Zielke and partners Chris Jeffers, Royce Ring and Alexander Urrunaga.

The team will operate six F&B venues at the hotel:

OVEREASY – serving farm-to-table breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and featuring a gourmet coffee bar, counter seating and patio on Commerce Street overlooking Main Street Gardens

SCOUT – a 12,000 square foot social space offering a scratch American menu with shareable items and craft beer on tap. Scout will feature live music, flat screen televisions, four bowling lanes, four Ping-Pong tables, billiards tables and foosball.

FINE CHINA – a full-service lunch and dinner Pan-Asian restaurant and cocktail bar, featuring sake, Japanese whiskies, high tea, communal seating, private rooms and weekend DJs

BOURBON & BANTER – cocktail lounge with an extensive bourbon and whiskey library, and craft cocktails; Open from 4 p.m. until late

WATERPROOF – a poolside roof deck bar & lounge, situated on the 19th- floor, offering 360-degree panoramic views, weekend DJs, resort-style service and craft cocktails

GRAND BALLROOM – a nearly 12,000 square foot flexible space.

Recently Published

»

Sixty Vines opens in Uptown Dallas today with 40 wines on tap, hundreds more in the cellar. Here’s a peek inside

The owners of Sixty Vines say they had no idea when ...

»

“Taste of Dallas Design District” brings beer, BBQ, tacos, pizzas to DDD this Friday, April 13

SPONSORED CONTENT The Dallas Design District brings tacos, bbq, pizza ...

»

Burgerim debuts in Dallas with dry-aged, wagyu, lamb and falafel burgers. Here’s a look.

Burgerim, a fast-casual burger chain founded in Israel then ...

»

Head to The Ranch at Las Colinas Thursday to meet two American whiskey master distillers

What are you doing Thursday afternoon? If your interests include ...

»

The annual Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival kicks off today with tacos, runs through Sunday with Burgers and BBQ events

The annual Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival returns tonight ...

»

Tacos, tacos and tacos headline at the Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival, Taco Libre, plus free breakfast tacos at Go-Go and smoked brisket tacos at Tacos Mariachi and One90 Smoked Meats

This week seems to be filled with tasty taco news. Beginning today ...

»

Tacos Mariachi and One90 Smoked Meats team up for “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” brisket tacos beginning Wednesday, April 4

Two Dallas area restaurants recently featured on Guy ...

»

Family-friendly LongHorn Steakhouse opens in Plano, and it’s a blue-ribbon winner

It’s taken a few years, but LongHorn Steakhouse has ...

»

The team behind “Modernist Cuisine” is taking on pizzas with 6-volume project: “Modernist Pizza”

The team behind the six-volume Modernist Cuisine book series says ...