- December 21, 2012
You won’t find any kitschy references to a “catch of the day” at Driftwood in Bishop Arts. Nor will you find anything on the menu that involves a barnyard animal. Conceptualized and founded by Jonn Baudoin (Mi Piaci, Nicola’s, Craft), chef Omar Flores (Abacus) and entrepreneur Sal Jafar II, this is the ultimate place for fans of ultra-fresh seafood, most of which is wild-caught and served with organic, pesticide-free sides. “Unlike a lot of seafood restaurants, we don’t do beef,” Louisiana native Baudoin says without apology. Of note: chargrilled octopus with marble potato confit, Manzanilla olives, watercress pickled onions and smoked tomato vinaigrette. Walls painted in palest turquoise and objets d’art that give a nod to the restaurant’s moniker contribute to the soothing interior. Although it’s been open since April, Dallas’ often fickle restaurant-goers have remained steadfast ever since. So, here’s a tip: Don’t show up without a reservation and hope for the best. 642 W. Davis St, 214.942.2530; driftwood-dallas.com.