Culture / Restaurants

Dallas’ New Swanky Late-Night Cocktail Lounge Inspired By World’s Boldest Bars

Small Plates from Top Chefs and Atmosphere Galore

BY // 03.28.16

Several swanky night spots inspired Richard and Tiffanee Ellman’s new late-night cocktail lounge. Quill is its name, and it’s nestled in the Dallas Design District.

“I love the lush velvets and the vinyl-spinning DJ at Rose Bar in New York City, and my wife was drawn to the malachite greens of the London Edition,” says Richard Ellman, who also co-owns Design District haunts Pakpao, Oak and El Bolero, under the Apheleia Restaurant Group umbrella.

Inside Quill, plush emerald-green seating and gold fixtures create a moody vibe in this restaurant/club/bar hybrid, where chefs John Tesar and Joel Harrington’s small-plate menu offerings — kim chi fried rice, ceviche, mini Cuban sandwiches and burger sliders — go hand-in-hand with inventive cocktails courtesy of James Slater.

In another collaboration, the new cocktail lounge’s secluded Ink Room offers custom dinners catered by Quill, Oak or Joe Palladino’s Nick and Sam’s. Quill, 1628 Oak Lawn Ave., 214.484.8702.

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