This week, Deep Ellum welcomes its newest addition, Ebb & Flow. The gorgeously-designed restaurant is open now for dinner, with lunch service starting September 30 and brunch beginning October 5. It comes from Crafted Bar Concepts (Shell Shack, Sushi Marquee, Back9), and is the first venture from brothers Dallas Hale and Eric Bradford, along with his wife, Laura, and Whitney Barlow, co-owner of Bomb Factory, Canton Hall and Trees. While Hale was busy building a successful bar and restaurant portfolio, Bradford worked in the music scene for a decade, managing top-tier venues like the Bomb Factory and Trees. With Ebb & Flow, they have come together to provide the city with a new concept that blends their passions for good food, drinks and music into one fun-loving space.
Ebb & Flow takes over the old Parlor on Commerce space, where the interior has seen a complete renovation to make the most of its 3,000 square feet and 70 seats. Gone are the wood floors and worn brick walls. Now you’ll find a restaurant that Design Director, Katy Curtis, describes as “your tattooed girlfriend going home to meet your parents.” Beautiful tile work adorns the floors, eye-catching chandeliers hang over the bar and the extended, glassed-in patio features a garden of ivy and flowers. Those soft touches are complemented by edgy accents, like the brass snake sconces positioned over rich, red banquettes. And, when there’s a game on, you can be sure that Ebb & Flow will be showing it on one of six large-screen TVs.
In the kitchen, consulting chef Rodman Shields has created an eclectic menu featuring appetizers like Toasted Ravioli, Crispy Meatballs, Cubano Egg Rolls and Sausage Queso. Salads and handhelds like the Chicken Salami and Swiss, Patty Melt, Baked Turkey and Fiji Apple Wrap provide more sustenance, along with larger plates like Turkey Stroganoff and Ratatouille.
Behind the bar, Whitney Roushey has concocted a cocktail menu that is playful and colorful and draws inspiration from the garden patio. Drinks include the Frozen Watermelon Mule, Frozen Prosecco, Garden Margarita and the Coco Loma, a coconut-spiked Paloma. Rosé and nitro cold brew are served on tap alongside 26 draft beers highlighting DFW’s booming brewery scene.
“In Deep Ellum, we’ve always been about balance—you know, the fun kind,” said Hale. “We’re rock and roll refined, with cocktails, conversations and concerts. Ebb & Flow is for everyone, whether you’re celebrating or commiserating, partying or pregaming, or dining in before going out. We’re just happy to serve such a vibrant community and want to help you make your next best memory.”
“Ebb & Flow is ultimately a reflection of Deep Ellum, both the old and the new,” added Bradford. “From my earliest days managing the iconic Trees, to my more recent time bringing The Bomb Factory back to life, our team loves this neighborhood and celebrates it all. We wanted to create a comfortable place to hang out with friends, where you can enjoy a good drink, an approachable spin on classic dishes and a vibe you’ll never want to leave.”
Ebb & Flow is located at 2651 Commerce St. Opening hours are 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Brunch will be served on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.