Since 1992, the Tillman’s name has been a part of the Bishop Arts neighborhood, welcoming thousands of guests to enjoy its elevated take on comfort food classics. However, Tillman’s Bishop Arts will be closing its Oak Cliff doors at 2 a.m. New Year’s Day.
Owner Jeffrey Kollinger did not lightly approach the decision to shutter the location. “We have worked with our landlord, Jim Lake Companies, and after much discussion, we’ve decided not to continue our lease here in Bishop Arts,” explained Kollinger. “We have been so honored to serve Bishop Arts diners, and are looking forward to sharing Tillman’s again in 2020.”
The restaurant will remain open for its normal business hours through December 31, when it will host a special prix fixe menu for New Year’s Eve (details below). Additionally, the restaurant wants to offer a gift to guests making their final visits to the venerable restaurant. Between December 24 and December 31, Tillman’s will offer a free order of their popular S’Mores to each table dining in the restaurant (limit one per table).
Kollinger is glad to give back to the restaurant’s many fans.
“When we acquired Tillman’s in 2016, it was because we loved the brand as much as the guests,” expressed Kollinger. “It is important to me that we thank those people who love Tillman’s and give them something special when they join us during the last week at this location.”
Tillman’s New Year’s Eve dinner will actually be available beginning on Friday, December 27. The menu is available for $48 per person. On Dec. 27-28, both the prix fixe menu and regular a la carte menu will be available. On the 29th and 31st, only the prix fixe menu will be served. The menu follows below.
Whiskey Spiked Lobster Shooter
Chicken Fried Lobster
Baby Romaine, roasted corn, chile crouton, cotija, pico, spiked Caesar dressing
Pecan Crusted Reeves Farm Okra
Fresno rings, zesty green olive remoulad
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Fried green tomato, remoulade slaw, Applewood lardon, warm goat cheese vinaigrette
Chilled Jumbo Shrimp*
*For two, $12 extra charge per couple
Tillman’s “Famous” Chicken Fried Steak
Hand smashed potato, bacon braised green beans, charred poblano gravy
Fire Grilled Salmon
Southwest succotash, lemon beurre blanc, radish salad
Bone-In Pork Chop
Honey cherry pepper glaze, jalapeño spoonbread, griddled asparagus
Stuffed Poblano Chile
Butternut squash, pepita rice, pepper jack, cotija, tomatillo salsa
Herb Scented Filet*
Hand smashed potato, griddled asparagus
*$10 extra charge per person
Apple Spiced Crème Brûlée
Chocolate Oreo Trifle
Mousse, chocolate drizzle, Oreo cookies