Debuting fall 2015, Turn The Tables Hospitality (SMOKE, Bolsa, Bolsa Mercado, Chicken Scratch, The Foundry, and Spork) and NorthPark Center are proud to announce The Theodore, Dallas’ next great dining and drinking destination. Offering reimagined American classics, the restaurant is inspired by the spirit of the iconic Teddy Roosevelt and an era of American history full of wonder and discovery.
culinary director Tim Byres — the James Beard award-winning executive chef of SMOKE — has put his fresh spin on soulful American classics. “The one place everyone can share is at the dinner table,” Byres says. “It’s the perfect avenue for storytelling.” In addition to its deliciously hearty and distinctly American entrees, the highlight of The Theodore’s menu will be its shareable plates featuring artisanal toasts, American tapas, and flatbreads. “Here is where the fun and discovery happens,” Byres explains, as guests are encouraged to mix and mingle such offerings as oxtail and beef shank stuffed peppers with white bean puree, mushroom, parsnip, dried tomato, and pecorino flatbread, and dry cured ham and fruit mustard toasts.
The pass-around plates pair perfectly with The Theodore’s fresh and herbaceous cocktails served in the restaurant’s bar and lounge. Full of private nooks, sumptuous seating, and a bar that connects to The Theodore’s street side patio, this cocktail den is destined to become an urban retreat.
Another cornerstone of the restaurant’s dining experience, The Theodore will feature a working, open-air bakery, providing the restaurant its baked goods. David Norman of acclaimed Austin bake shop and beer garden Easy Tiger serves as The Theodore’s bakery consultant. Guests can sit at a counter and watch as dough is kneaded and bread is baked, the scent of sourdough and sweet yeast rolls drifting across the restaurant. NorthPark guests strolling past The Theodore will get a front row view of the lively bakery at work.
Through vintage furniture, hand-printed wall coverings, and whimsical curiosities, art and design team Lou-Verne will complete the Americana vibe, a look rooted in the traditions of the East yet invigorated by the landscape and people of the West.