The iconic Dallas downtown steakhouse, Dakota’s, has re-opened under new ownership and chef at the helm who brings some exciting new dishes to the menu. After closing during the pandemic after a 37-year run, restaurateur Meredith McEnemy took sole ownership and brought on local chef Ji Kang to run the kitchen.
“We really wanted to keep the timeless feel of Dakota’s that people know and love but expand and add new and fresh items to appeal to many different tastes,” said Chef Ji Kang.
One of our favorite new additions is a selection of hors d’oeuvres. Diners can order as little as one or as many as they wish. Priced from $2.00-$4.50 per piece, they come out from the kitchen quickly, so if you arrive hangry they will tide you over till the apps and mains arrive. This screams champagne.
There is simply nothing more elegant and festive as tableside service. We are talking the classic Caesar Salad tossed in full view of the guest, at their table and with great finesse. It is the definitive dinner and a show that has somewhat fallen from a great many menus across the country. Beyond adding a bit of flair, this and many other tableside presentations also demonstrates a commitment to freshness. What could be more fresh and flavorful than a dessert or salad finished off right before the diners’ eyes? This said, there are still many restaurants across the country creating delicious dishes tableside, and certainly to rave reviews. Continue reading →