Primo’s MX Kitchen & Lounge at The Statler in Downtown Dallas shuttered its doors as of Sunday, Feb. 19. But the team at Refined Hospitality Concepts has big plans for the luxurious dining space it leaves behind. Work is currently underway to reinvent the space as LVI. The downtown steakhouse is slated to open in May.
The restaurant’s name, which is 56 in Roman numerals, reflects the history of The Statler. The hotel first opened its doors in 1956 and was immediately hailed as a wonder of design and technology. The first major hotel built in Dallas in 30 years, the Statler introduced guests to the first hotel elevator music, first in-room televisions, and more. LVI plans to embrace the midcentury glamor and style that has defined The Statler since its inception.
Chef Leo Morales envisions LVI as a contemporary interpretation of the classic steakhouse. A curated collection of prime beef offerings will be complemented by favorites like bone-in Duroc pork chops, lighter dishes such as fresh seafood and salads and an array of hand-crafted side dishes.
The dining room will reflect a classic private club feels, with a dramatic wine display as guests enter the restaurant. Private dining spaces will be available for meetings and intimate gatherings.
The Statler’s management knows that LVI will play an important role at the iconic hotel.
“LVI will add fine dining elegance at The Statler,” explained General Manager Adam Gollub. “We know that our hotel guests, the residents of our 219 apartments and our downtown Dallas neighbors will make LVI their go-to destination for special events.”
To ensure that guests at the Statler continue to enjoy a wide array of dining options, Scout will be reopening to the public as well. The new Scout menu will integrate favorites from both the Primo’s menu and the former Scout menu to provide guests with an array of delicious choices. Scout will be open from 3 p.m. – 12 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. on the weekends, with kitchen service ceasing one hour before closure.
LVI – a Downtown Steakhouse 1914 Commerce St., Dallas