We checked out the new Chesterfield’s which opens its doors today and is owned by Eddie “Lucky” Campbell and Ed Bailey (of Bailey’s Prime Plus). The small, but plush lounge is located at 1404 Main Street in downtown Dallas. The look and feel will take you back to Prohibition times. The waitresses even have a flapper-ish look about them at the new bar.
While sampling a few of the small plates offered by chef Michael Ehlert we were also able to taste some of the superb cocktails . The food we were able to try had a Middle Eastern flair and were extremely flavorful and well executed by Ehlert. Think kabobs and falafel. We were also able to sample a foie torchon, so the menu is not just simple bar fare. Early press releases mentioned flat breads and heartier dishes such as braised short ribs.
We spoke with Bailey and he said that he loved the concept of Chesterfield’s because it was a departure from the steakhouse and Italian concepts, and a far cry from the many McDonald’s he ran for so many years. “We won’t have a burger on the menu, but we are all about the hospitality. So if you want a burger, we can make you a really good burger,” said Bailey.
We go back in today for photos and a broader look at the new bar. They open their doors at 11am for lunch. Do not confuse them with the other unrelated Chesterfield’s located on Inwood, you won’t find any foie there.