by Mark Shaeffer
Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar’s Plano location will open to the public for dinner service this Friday, April 25th. Located at 4701 West Park Boulevard, Lincoln has appointed Andrew Powers (Mansion on Turtle Creek, Trece, Waldorf Astoria in Utah, Magnolia Hotel Dallas) as executive chef of this location. The menu is an approachable one with updated steakhouse fare and inventive burger recipes in a comfortable and relaxed setting.
Powers has been with Lincoln since she opened the first location in Uptown Dallas, September 2013. Lincoln says, “chef Powers has that rustic sensibility while at the same time refined cooking that is a good fit for this concept. He also understands the importance of providing only the best product possible and goes out of his way working with the farmers and purveyors on sourcing.” Powers and executive chef Juliard Ishizuka, from the Uptown location, will work in tandem and support one another for both locations.
Lincoln continues, “Plano has been my home since moving to Texas. Our daughter has grown up in the neighborhood and several of my loyal fans live in the area. I’m excited to bring this neighborhood restaurant to our community. The focus is great food, excellent service in a warm and comfortable atmosphere.”
The Plano dining room has a sleek rustic design appeal with dark and natural woods, black siding combination and burnt orange accents. The main dining room seats 60, an open kitchen with chefs counter seats 4 (where a chef’s tasting menu will be available), the community table in the bar area seats up to 20, and a private dining wine cellar seats up to 12. Patio and outdoor lounge seating will accommodate another 30 guests.
A few additions have been made to the menu including lobster tacos and lobster mac n cheese, creative burgers (bison burger, forget the beef”burger” and land & sea burger), reasonably priced entrées such as the jumbo sea scallops and an all-natural dry aged wagyu strip from Local Yocal.
Look for adult milkshakes and a well-rounded wine list of even more offerings under $100. A wine by the glass program will offer wines at the perfect temperature using a state of the art Enomatic wine keep. The core menu will remain the same as Uptown and continue to offer daily/nightly blackboard features as well.
“I have returned to my roots with the steak & burger bar, and very excited to build a concept that truly has a soul. I also like that this restaurant appeals to the younger generation as well as the older.” Lincoln appreciates the importance of keeping her fans happy through multiple decades, while at the same time appealing to a younger generation of diners. She recognizes the value of evolving in this industry and accepts the challenge of delivering on the expectation of the ever-changing and educated diner in today’s world, while also staying true to the core of her brand.
Dinner only: Monday – Friday 4pm to 10pm; Friday and Saturday 4pm to 11pm. Closed Sunday. Lunch hours will be added soon.