Modern American restaurant and bar to make its debut in Mockingbird Station in spring 2022

Milkshake Concepts – the creative minds behind Vidorra, STIRR, Harper’s, Dirty Bones, Serious Pizza and Citizen – is embarking on its newest culinary venture by preparing to open The Finch, a chic new restaurant serving American fare, in Mockingbird Station.

Located at 5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Ste. 150, in the space formerly occupied by Café Express, construction on the new 5,760-square-foot anchor restaurant will begin this fall with an opening date slated for spring of 2022. The fully renovated space will feature a warm, comfortable interior with an expansive patio and valet. Its welcoming and versatile atmosphere will create the perfect ambiance for a laid-back brunch, lunch or dinner, or an intimate date night accompanied by a nice bottle of wine.

“Our culinary expertise has grown and evolved over the last five years, and we want to showcase this at The Finch,” said Co-Founder and CEO of Milkshake Concepts Imran Sheikh. “Whilst it is labeled a ‘modern American restaurant and bar,’ our definition of what that encapsulates is wide-ranging. We won’t hesitate to push boundaries while staying approachable, so that The Finch becomes a staple dining destination that people feel comfortable visiting on a regular basis.”

The Finch’s menu is bold in approach yet broad in appeal. It will feature a raw bar with seafood favorites like oysters, snow crab and Yellow Fin Crudo. Other selections will include soups and salads, handmade pastas and pizzas, premium fish and meats off the grill and elevated starters and mains, such as Dry Aged Beef Sliders, Tuna Tataki, Cioppino Style Seabass and Fungi Risotto. The Milkshake beverage team will also create fun and fresh cocktails and a one-of-a-kind wine program.

“We’re excited about the transformation underway at Mockingbird Station,” Sheikh said. “Opening The Finch’s first location at MBS perfectly positions us to serve our delicious fare and drinks to Lakewood, Park Cities and other emerging East Dallas neighborhoods, as well as those who see us while traveling up and down US75. We can’t wait to introduce our newest dining experience to the Dallas community.”

When The Finch opens this coming spring, the modern neighborhood eatery will serve lunch and dinner, as well as weekend brunch. Following its Dallas debut, The Finch is set to open its second location at the Epic Central development in Grand Prairie in Q3 of 2022, alongside other Milkshake Concepts – Vidorra, Serious Eats and a soon-to-be announced new breakfast and brunch restaurant.

In preparation for its grand opening, The Finch will be hiring up to 60 new team members in the months ahead. For more information, visit

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