Public School 214 is not the kind of public school you might be thinking of; it is a full-service restaurant and bar that delivers “An Education in the Art of Food and Beer.” With the help of Jennifer Frank, Principal at Segovia Retail Group, Restaurateur Bob Spivak of Grill Concepts, Inc. is calling class into session this winter at the new 3500M Development in the West Village. Spivak is looking to bring his passion for quality gastropub fare and craft beer to Dallas. Spivak believes “Dallas is a great culinary city and perfect for what Public School has to offer.”
PS214 will open at Forest City’s new luxury residential development, 3700M in Dallas’ West Village. The 5,000 square foot PS214 was designed by Grill Concepts Vice President of Architecture and Design, Mike Weinstock, alongside Kelly Architects.
The décor evokes nostalgic memories of a classroom through the use of semi-precious materials (like tile, wood and steel) juxtaposed with refined chrome furniture and light fixtures. 125 guests will be ‘schooled’ daily at a mixture of communal tables, booths and traditional indoor plus outdoor dining tables. Several art installations will utilize nostalgic school equipment; scholastic influences can be discreetly found throughout the restaurant.
The chef-driven menu developed by Executive Chef Phil Kastel features Public School classics such as Bacon Cheddar Tots served with Sriracha Ketchup, Colorado Lamb Burger served with Tomato Cranberry Jam, Arugula, and Brie, and Shrimp & Grafton Cheddar Grits. Kastel promises, “Food is an art. Expect to see something different at Public School 214.”
At Public School, the beer is equally as important as the food. With a draft list featuring 24 craft beers and more than half of them rotating to feature seasonal and regional brews, there will be something for everyone. Public School serves up artisanal cocktails and offers wine “on tap” since it’s served from wine kegs. “Recess,” elsewhere known as happy hour, will bring a smattering of $4, $5, $6 or $7 items such as Speck & Eggs, Parmesan Truffle Fries and Mac & Cheese to be paired a few hours a day with lower-priced beer and cocktail selections.
“We know our guests are eager to try something new and exciting when it comes to beer and cocktails. We strive to keep changing our selections,” Beverage Director, Rob Robertson said. “While we can’t predict what will be on tap when we open in Dallas, we know that it will be seasonal offerings from regional partners as well as local favorites.”
The restaurant will play host to beer/cocktail classes, i.e. Beer 101. Classes are generally held every two to three months and are exclusively promoted through The Honor Roll, Public School’s email database.