Tonight the Lombardi family opens their latest venture, 31. The casually sophisticated bar will feature champagnes, cocktails and light dining created by the staff of Bistro 31. The Lombardi’s are aiming for a historic villa vibe that will harken back to 1931 when the Village was first built.
31 features luxurious but intimate spaces including a champagne bar, terrace villa, and outdoor patio that link the two interior spaces. Bistro tables spill out from the terrace villa to the patio and continue down to surround the Italian-tiled fountain below.
The menu, created by Bistro 31 Executive Chef Eric Brandt, features foods perfect for noshing before dinner, as a light dinner or late into the night. The champagne room has a selection of both domestic and foreign caviars and foie gras presentations. Throughout the patio bar and terrace villa, the menu features charcuterie plates, Mediterranean tapas and ceviches, fritto misto and signature cocktails.
On weekends and late nights, music will be very important and set the mood at 31. Stefani Burns, a Dallas native, has returned to the city after traveling the globe, and has mastered the fun night out with jobs as a DJ in New York and elsewhere, realizing that a great atmosphere draws people in.
This new culinary, drinks and entertainment venue has three distinct bars and entertaining areas, that all connect to form one incredible space. 31 offers guests a perfect blend of casual sophistication, cozy corners and European flair. Combined with its overall eclectic vibe, 31 has been designed to feel like a historic villa that has been there forever.