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The Demise of Bailey’s Prime Plus

baileysby Steven Doyle

Last week Ken Kuczwaj invited me to have dinner at the last Bailey’s Prime Plus located in the Shops at Park Lane. During dinner we chatted about how each location had closed, and that the last Bailey’s steakhouse would shutter January 1, 2012. It was a bitter, sweet meal we enjoyed as we savored the last remnants of our Wagyu tomahawk.

Bitter, because the restaurant was actually very good. Chef Ryan Carbery is quite talented and his hand in the kitchen will be missed.   Continue reading

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Bailey’s In Fairview Will Close (And Cedar Hill)

by Steven Doyle

Yesterday rumors sparked that Bailey’s Prime Plus in Fairview was closed and later in the day the rumor was squelched. The restaurant did close for the Labor Day holiday leading some to believe that there was indeed a closure. We went to the source to do a little discovery. What we found was more than interesting.

“We are investigating closing down the Cedar Hill and Fairview locations for Bailey’s Prime Plus,” said Ken Kuczwaj, a Bailey’s management representative. “We have a national tenant wanting to take over the location in Fairview. To accommodate the landlord we will most likely bow out.”   Continue reading

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Bailey’s Update: Gundy Gone

by Steven Doyle

In the continuing saga over at Bailey’s Prime Plus, we are sent word that Gary Van Gundy has resigned from the company which also oversees Bailey’s, Patrizio’s, Chesterfield and Uptown Bar and Grill. This might prove good news for those that have been following the restructuring within the company. The move allows Ken Kuczwaj to take a greater role within the company and continue his work to build the brands.

We were also tipped off to several other changes in the organization a week ago and they are all positive in keeping with the promise that Kuczwaj made to make the company stronger and more profitable.            Continue reading

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Kuczwaj On Path For Success At Bailey’s

by Steven Doyle

We have been following the changes at Bailey’s Prime Plus for many months now.  The interesting local restaurant that up until just weeks ago had locations in Dallas, Cedar Hill, Fairview and Fort Worth. I say recently because the Fort Worth has closed with the explanation that although it was actually successful, there was an offer for the space that was far too good to pass up.

With the advent of hiring Ken Kuczwaj as overseer and general manager for the Bailey’s family of restaurants, there have actually been some very positive changes. Let’s look at those and see some current results.   Continue reading

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Bailey’s New Menu Really Works

by Steven Doyle       photos by Rod  Orta

Just last week we shared some information on how the new menu was being worked at Bailey’s Prime Plus and today we have more insight, plus news on several of the locations around DFW.

As avid readers might be aware, the Nosh team of Avner Samuels and Jon Stevens have been working with the Bailey’s group to fine tune the menu. In the past weeks they have actually revamped the offerings to the point that business has improved legions over what had been expected in the past. Last evening we stopped in for a tasting as invited guests of the management. What we found was simply nothing short of miraculous.         Continue reading

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Avner Samuel’s Aurora Recreated Within Bailey’s Prime Plus

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Fans of Chef Avner Samuel’s lavish eatery Aurora, that closed it’s doors in 2010, can now experience the same exceptional French cuisine at Bailey’s Prime Plus at The Shops at Park Lane in the new Aurora Room. The original Aurora restaurant was an intimate and chic space that featured artistic etched glass panels, neutral micro-suede fabric walls with highly skilled waiters serving plates in unison under silver, porcelain or glass domes. Their highly acclaimed seasonal menu focused on only the finest and freshest ingredients including caviar, foie gras, truffles, lobster, langoustine, lamb, rabbit and duck.           Continue reading

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Interview With Bailey’s Team On What Will Become Of The Steakhouse And Chesterfield

by Steven Doyle

Obviously there is plenty blooming over at Bailey’s Prime Plus. The owner Ed Bailey owns the handful of restaurants scattered across  both Dallas and Fort Worth. We know about the recent brouhaha over at Chesterfield which Bailey has an interest along with celeb-barman Lucky Campbell, plus a slew of Patrizio’s (and a new one on the way in Southlake). Then we grab news that Bailey is the new owner of Uptown Bar and Grill.

So Bailey has plenty of restaurants in the area, but the flagship steakhouse really hasn’t taken off the way he would have liked.  The concept is different than your usual steakhouses. Bailey’s was actually created to be an upscale steakhouse that would attract women. So why hasn’t the concept worked?    Continue reading

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