Located in the historic district of Deep Ellum, at 2647 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226 and sharing a stand-alone building with local favorite Merit Coffee, the new restaurant and bar features a carefully selected wine program as well as an approachable yet sophisticated food menu.
With a motto of “drinking wine at lunch is not a crime”, the vibrant and passionate co-founder, Lauren Bailey explains, “Deep Ellum instantly caught our attention with its deep-rooted history, incredible buildings and lively community. We quickly fell in love with the art, the other businesses and most of all the people who make it such a special place. I had goosebumps when I first stepped into the building and knew in my gut that was the one.”
By now most have heard about the exciting new restaurant in The Village by Junior Borges, Meridian. Reviews have been overwhelmingly positive and word of mouth keeps them pretty much packed every night. Weekend reservations through resy are usually booked up one to two weeks in advance, but walk-ins can arrive early for happy hour and pony up to one of the 10 seats at the bar. Happy Hour runs from 4:30p-6p Tuesday through Friday and there are some great options at reduced prices, as well as the full menu available.
Husband and wife chef team Casey and Amy LaRue have opened Carte Blanche in the old Mudsmith space on lower Greenville. The restaurant offers two tasting courses, which can be paired with wine or tea service. A 12-course tasting menu runs $150 while the 4-course option only sets you back $75. Wine pairings are priced at $115 or $225 for higher end options. Wines may also be ordered à la carte, or you may bring in a bottle of your own for a $45 corkage fee .
In the mornings Carte Blanche transforms into a bakery where Chef Amy’s creations take over. Pastries, breads, coffee, donuts and a rotating selection of breakfast items are available on Wednesday through Sunday from 7am till noon.
Monarch, the highly anticipated wood-fired, modern Italian restaurant led by two-time Michelin-starred Chef Danny Grant has been open for two weeks and is already the hardest reservation to score in town. We were lucky enough to grab one at their opening hour of five o’clock, and here’s our first look.
Open kitchen with wood fired hearth. Diners in the north dining room are in full view of the action.