Ivy Tavern Takes on New Chefs, New Menu


Big changes are in the works at The Ivy Tavern, as this Dallas favorite debuts a new menu, launches a Sunday dive brunch, and introduces a couple of all-star chefs into the kitchen.

The bar would like to introduce David Rodriguez as its new Executive Chef. Prior to his role at The Ivy Tavern, Chef Rodriguez held a number of Executive Chef positions—most recently at 904’s Kitchen and Cocktails in Denton, and before that, at Oak Cliff’s Urban Acres and Oddfellows. So he’s well-equipped to lead the kitchen team forward as they look to provide an even better dining experience for the bar’s loyal patrons.  

Chef Patrick Stark, whose prior experience includes the Executive Chef position at Sundown at the Granada as well as several television appearances cooking on the Food Network and ABC, was enlisted to completely rework the menu for Chef Rodriguez’s arrival. His efforts have resulted in hearty, diverse offerings that range from starters like Buffalo boudin balls, brisket bites and a loaded cheese board to two-handed burgers, gyros and a pimento grilled cheese.


The Ivy Tavern’s new brunch is probably the most exciting thing to happen to Sunday in years. Think of it like Sunday rehab, with all-you-can-eat brunch favorites like chicken and waffles, bacon, sausage, ham, eggs, granola with yogurt and fresh fruit and biscuits and gravy, plus a variety of rotating specials to ensure there’s always something new to try. And all for just $15. To wash it down, try the $6 craft cocktails and $3 mimosas. Patrons can even choose their perfect spot for game watching with television screens both outside and inside.

Open seven days a week, there’s always something happening at The Ivy Tavern, including a daily happy hour that runs a full eight hours—from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lunch is served every day, and diners can score a sandwich, chips and Lone Star Draft for just $10. Monday means $5 wings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday is live trivia and half price bottles of wine. Wednesday brings $5 burgers from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and $5 Crown & Down until 2 a.m. So as you can see, there’s never a dull moment.

And let’s not forget that patio, which is one of the best in town and features a covered bar, more seating and a pool table.  So it’s the perfect spot for posting up with friends and whiling away an afternoon over cold drinks, conversation and a healthy dose of Vitamin D.

Ivy Tavern is located at 5334 Lemmon Ave. For more information, please call 214-559-4424 or visit the website.


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