Dee Lincoln Steak and Burger Bar to Open in September

Dee headshot 3by Jennifer Thomas

Dee Lincoln, who recently partnered with Dallas-based businessman Michel Moreno, announces Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar slated to open this September in Uptown.  Located at 2626 Howell Street, adjacent to The Quadrangle, Dee promises an approachable menu with updated steakhouse fare and inventive burger recipes in a comfortable and relaxed setting.

Co-founder of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Dee Lincoln resigned in 2010 after an extremely successful era and the sale of the iconic brand.  Lincoln then embarked on a new journey to build her own brand by opening Dee Lincoln’s Tasting Room & Bubble Bar in the new Cowboys Stadium. Shortly thereafter, a second location was opened at Rosewood Court.  Lincoln has now made the decision to go back to her roots and do what she does best, but with a twist.   


Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar will offer a menu of core starters with a creative approach, 8-10 unique burgers, three cuts of steaks, daily blackboard features of a butchers cut and fresh catch of the day, 100 wines under $100 (which will include a small selection of the best available in Texas), local beer and a craft cocktail program showcasing Texas spirits.  Lincoln is still carefully selecting all other purveyors, but has chosen family-owned Lone Star Foodservice in Austin to provide the butchers cuts from both Beeman Family Ranch and Windy Bar Ranch.

“I’m known for a steak and most everyone loves a good burger.” Lincoln continues, “Solid, well-executed ‘basics’ were a big part of my early success; Chef Juliard is taking those basics and creating recipes that are familiar but intriguing and creative as well.  I feel my loyal clientele will come for a steak but it’s important we understand the need to also be approachable and offer a menu for the younger Uptown Dallas diner to enjoy as well.”

Juliard Ishizuka has been named executive chef of Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar.  Ishizuka began his career working alongside his father as a cook at Royal Tokyo.  Before graduating Aims Culinary Academy, he did externships at both Abacus and The Mansion on Turtle Creek.  After graduation, he worked with Chris Ward at Citizen Restaurant, before moving to work as Chef Dean Fearing’s sous chef at The Mansion on Turtle Creek, in 2002. In 2005, Ishizuka joined Aperture Concepts and together with Blaine Staniford opened Fuse Restaurant.  While at Fuse, he won the Dallas Morning News rising star chef competition.  He then worked as a chef for both Cast Iron and Whiskey & Rye restaurants at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth.  In 2011, he joined Dee Lincoln as her executive chef for Dee Lincoln’s Dining Room & Bubble Bar. Ishizuka will now focus full-time as executive chef of Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar.

Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar | 2626 Howell Street, Dallas

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One response to “Dee Lincoln Steak and Burger Bar to Open in September

  1. Anthony

    The last 2 restaurants in that space closed within months. They both tried to be high end food inside of a office garage parking area. Across the way where BBC now stands was the recently aborted Hully & Mo’s. This part of town hardly has anything to offer the multitude of office workers in the area for lunch now that Baker Bro’s and Mr. Goodcents have closed. This part of uptown doesn’t need yet another high end restaurant, it needs a reasonably priced lunch place.

    Also, if your going to try to get by on Burgers… maybe setting up shop within 2 blocks of Jakes (which is cheap and great) isn’t such a great idea.

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