by Steven Doyle
Table 13 is located at Belt Line and Inwood Road in the restaurant mecca of Addison. Consider Table 13 a throwback to the stylized Vegas days when the Rat Pack ruled, and the order of the day was a strong drink and a steak.
“This unique concept is the result of many late night brainstorming sessions and a lot of careful planning,” said restaurateur Mike McRae, whose vision for Table 13 grabbed the attention of Gabe Nicolella, longtime business partner. Together, McRae and Nicolella have more than 70 years combined experienced in the industry, successfully operating upscale establishments like Daddy’s Money, e’lan, Nostomo, Rio Room and Studebakers.
“Table 13 will cater to a sophisticated crowd with discriminating taste in food and music,” said McRae. “It’s a period restaurant unlike anything else in the Dallas area. It’s more of an experience, really.”
The fine dining and music venue will showcase classic, showroom style entertainment reminiscent of 1960’s Vegas, with performances by the Marc Toussiant, Hunter Sullivan, Ricki Derek, Rodney Booth and Teddy Davey. There will be British Invasion Nights, and solo performances by Goga, Scott Bucklin, Melani Skybell and Steve Stroud. The Baby Grand piano will set the stage for an elegant yet casually comfortable dining experience, perfect for corporate meetings, group gatherings or intimate conversations. Table 13 promises impeccable service served up alongside delicious appetizers and entrees for lunchtime, dinner and late night crowds.
The new restaurant will offer entrees such as Beef Wellington, Steak Diane, Chateaubriand for Two, Filet Mignon, Prime Bone-in Rib Eye, Lobster Fra Diavolo, Shrimp Scampi, Sea Bass, Chicken Cordon Bleu, and Three Bone Hand Cut Pork Chops. Signature sides will include Mushroom Bucatini, Beer Battered Onion Rings, Ginger Glazed Carrots, Fresh Asparagus, Loaded Fingerling Potatoes, and Smokey Bacon Mac and Cheese.
Specialty desserts will include Soufflé au Chocolate or Soufflé Grand Marnier, Lemon Cake, Chocolate Kahula Cake with Espresso Gelato, Baked Alaska and Strawberries Romanoff.
Vintage drink offerings like the Zombie, Scorpion, Manhattan and French 75 add to the ambiance, as do the Velvet Hammer and Brandy Alexander liqueur parfaits, prepared in-house with homemade ice cream. And $3 Martinis in the afternoon will satisfy patrons with a thirst for a classic, liquid lunch.