2 dining places, a brasserie and a ‘nontraditional’ Japanese restaurant, opening in downtown Dallas
Two new restaurants, a brasserie and a Japanese restaurant, are expected to open up Dec. 16 at the AT&T Discovery District in downtown Dallas.
Ounce and Ichi Ni San dining establishments can be observed on the 2nd flooring of the food corridor on the AT&T campus on Commerce Avenue in downtown Dallas. Both of those dining establishments are component of a $100 million improvement that incorporates up to 20 dining establishments, together with a new one particular named Rise & Thyme from Food stuff Network chef-superstar Amanda Freitag. Increase & Thyme is also positioned in the food stuff corridor it opened in September.
Many of the remaining dining places at the AT&T Discovery District are continue to in the works.
If you are retaining count, it is been a hectic year for restaurant bulletins in downtown Dallas. A several blocks away, at an unrelated progress named The National, two dining establishments Catbird and Nine opened lately. Michelin-starred chef Danny Grant has strategies to open up two more eating places in that advanced in 2021.
The Texas brasserie and the Japanese cafe in the AT&T Discovery District are billed as “two concepts in just one,” according to a push launch. What does that necessarily mean? Diners can purchase from possibly menu but sit in the identical seat. They’re collectively referred to as The Next Floor at the Trade.
Ichi Ni San arrives from Serbian chef Peja Krstic, who we explained in 2017 is one of Dallas’ very best. He started out cooking at Vietnamese cafe Mot Hai Ba in 2015 and had been thrilling diners with his meals in East Dallas. He opened a next Mot Hai Ba in mid-2020 in Victory Park.
Ichi Ni San is explained in a press release as a “non-traditional get on Japanese cuisine” — one that pulls in Italian, French and Texas influences.
On the menu: snow crab onigiri (crab-filled rice balls wrapped in pickled spigarello, a inexperienced in the broccoli family members) tofu and avocado rice bowl and okonomiyaki (a savory pancake with dried bonito flakes, pumpkin and caviar).
Chef Somnuk Gatesuwan, who worked at Minimal Katana, will oversee the sushi menu.
Ounce comes from chef Brian Zenner, who labored at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Oak in Dallas. He’s also the food items hall’s corporate chef.
The menu at Ounce is meant to offer some “food escapism,” Zenner states in a assertion: “I drew my inspiration for Ounce from the robust flavors of Texas merged with influences from the vibrant cuisines of Europe and the Mediterranean.”
Menu objects consist of lamb tartare, grilled octopus and duck confit toast. Of class, the cafe will offer a significant burger created with Beeman Ranch Texas Wagyu, bacon and sherry-onion jam.
Alex Fletcher intended the drink menu. He suggests the dining establishments bought “hundreds of bottles at auction” for the wine cellar, which include some substantial-greenback bottles relationship as far back as the 1970s.
One, a 2005 Bordeaux mix from Abreu Vineyards in California, expenses $1,675 for the bottle. (Wines are also obtainable by the glass for a lot more realistic prices.)
“I’m like a kid in a sweet store, and I hope our visitors feel that way, far too,” Fletcher states about the wine.
Ounce and Ichi Ni San are at 211 S. Akard St., Dallas. They’re anticipated to open Dec. 16.