Category Archives: Highland Park Village

Bloody Good Brunch: Bistro 31

by Steven Lindsey    photos by Rob Orta

In the trailer for Paranormal Activity 3, the young girls whose house is haunted are seen in front of the bathroom mirror chanting, “Bloody Mary! Bloody Mary! Bloody Mary!”—all in the hopes of conjuring up a spirit.

I also chant “Bloody Mary!” multiple times, hoping for a different kind of spirit to appear from thin air. It’s a technique that rarely works unless I’m standing in front of a bar. Yet when I proclaimed this mantra at Bistro 31, I had a truly otherworldly Bloody Mary that made me a believer in not just the supernatural, but the immense skill of GM and mixologist extraordinaire, Marcus Cascio.                                          Continue reading


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First Look at Bistro 31

by Steven Doyle       photos by Joy Jangles

Alberto Lombardi seems to collect restaurants like a grandmother collects snow globes and Hummel’s. Bistro 31, the latest addition into the fold of the family of restaurants, quickly found its way to the prized spot on the mantel.

The menu hearkens Mediterranean cuisine deftly produced by former Mansion sous Eric Brandt who said the dishes have a flair of French and Italian.   Continue reading


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Quest For The Ultimate Burger: Marquee Grill

by Rob Banes

Last Friday’s burger quest took me to Marquee Grill, Tre Wilcox’s restaurant that recently opened in Highland Park Village. Marquee Grill is open for lunch and dinner and features two different menus depending on the time of day. At lunch, the menu features items that are quicker to prepare and eat such as salads and sandwiches so that diners can return to work while at dinner, the menu features more complex entrees.

As our group entered the restaurant, we were greeted by a friendly hostess who brought us to our table which was located near the open kitchen. Marquee Grill is a two story very open restaurant with the kitchen on the first floor and an expansive bar on the second floor. 

After we were seated, our server asked for our drink orders and then he explained the features of the day. He returned with our drinks and I ordered the Marquee Grill Burger which features caramelized Cipollini onion, Neuske’s bacon, smoked cheddar cheese and fries for $15. After a short wait, the following burger was placed before me.   Continue reading

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Sunday Brunch: Patrizio

by Joy Jangles

Patrizio brings the elegance and flavors of Italy through their classic European decor and rich flavorful dishes.  The grand interior has magnificent high vaulted ceilings filled with soft natural light from the beautifully arched windows.   Continue reading


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Highland Park Village Patrizio Open for Breakfast

by Crave Staff

One of Dallas’s favorite eateries is opening its doors for breakfast. Diners can now enjoy traditional Italian morning offerings at the Patrizio in Highland Park Village every Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon starting June 4.

Known for their affordable Italian family fare, the new “La Mattinata Breakfast” menu will also include moderately priced items such as Frittata Del Fattore a traditional Italian folded omelet with wild mushroom, chicken, bell pepper and mozzarella; Torta Rustica a savory puff pastry quiche with asparagus, sautéed onions, mozzarella, bacon and bell pepper salsa; Crespelle Farcite A Piacere homemade vanilla crepes with your choice of filling; and Uova Colombo a baked garlic English muffin with melted provolone cheese, pancetta and two poached eggs topped with homemade basil pesto.  Continue reading

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