Chef Bruno Davaillon Announces New Restaurant in Former Belo Building


photo by Robert Bostick

Since the October announcement of Chef Bruno Davaillon’s departure from historic restaurant, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, many have wondered where the notable chef will be serving his acclaimed cuisine next – and most importantly – is he staying in Dallas? To answer the second question first, yes, Chef Davaillon is staying put in his adopted city, but most exciting is that Chef’s new restaurant will be in the currently under construction building 400 Record at 400 S. Record Street in downtown Dallas, formerly known as the Belo Building.

As has been reported, the new owners, the Hartland-Mackie family of City Electric Supply, will be moving their business to the building which will also house other tenants. Chef and the family are partners in the restaurant project which is yet to be named. Details are still being worked out, but the restaurant will be a casual contemporary eatery featuring refined, yet seemingly simply prepared foods using only the finest ingredients; certainly a trademark of Chef Davaillon’s cooking. 

About the restaurant and his family’s partnership with Chef Davaillon Thomas Hartland-Mackie says “It gives me great pleasure to be partnering with Chef Bruno on this restaurant. I loved the food he prepared at The Mansion, and I have the utmost belief that the restaurant will enhance the amenities offered in the building to our tenants, be a great destination for Dallas residents, and create a national buzz for culinary excellence.” Chef Davaillon states “I’m so excited to have the opportunity to create a new restaurant in Dallas. The building, and the downtown location, makes this project very special. I’m ready to write this next culinary adventure.”

The New York City and London-based architecture and interior design firm Martin Brudnizki Design Studio will create the interior of the restaurant which is located on the second floor of the building.

The restaurant will debut alongside the building’s opening in late 2016.

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