The white facade to Grange Hall which belies the dark and moody space found within.
Ready for the ladies-who-lunch set to arrive.
Grange Hall owners Jeffrey Lee and Rajan Patel
The dinner and drinks crowd can sometimes get a little saucy due to the warmly lit bar.
Furstenberg, The Sparkling 4 cups, $258 each
Grange Hall became a Dallas dinner hotspot too.
Sevan Bicakci, ladybug earrings, $7,300
Astier de Villate, incense burner
Lydia Courteille, hummingbird ring, $24,795
Heavily encrusted, hand-beaded with Czech glass beads stork motif tapestry; border trim detail, metallic, platinum silk welt; pale pink cashmere back with triple vintage French ribbon detail, $3,750
Cabinets of curiosity at Grange Hall
Whispers were overheard beginning this summer about the move of a beloved and might we say iconic Dallas boutique and ladies-who-lunch spot. Grange Hall is going to have a second chapter in a new spot.
It was confirmed at the epic first party of the fall — the Prabal Gurung x Miron Crosby western-themed soiree on the Great Lawn of The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, but we were sworn to secrecy.
Rajan Patel, Grange Hall’s co-owner, is now ready to reveal that a new space has been secured and they will be reopening at 3219 N. Fitzhugh. In a neighborhood that formerly was a Bermuda Triangle of gay bars including B.J.’s (now the chic restaurant Beverley’s Bistro and Bar), Zippers, and Pegasus.
From gay roots to gentrification in the blink of an eye.
A new luxury condo building named The Terminal (with prices in the millions we are hearing) is soon going up at 4205 Buena Vista Street at Fitzhugh and the Katy Trail within eyeshot of the new Grange Hall. Oh, how convenient for the well-Blahnik-heeled residents to be able to do the baby giraffe walk home after a few glasses of restaurant’s signature drink “too pretty to work,” made from cognac, creme de cacao, quina, and rosé champagne.
The current Travis Street store, which Patel first opened in 2004 alongside business partner and design genius Jeffrey Lee, soon became the go-to for impossibly chic gifts for that ever-so-discerning friend that already has-it-all. So, with the holidays around the corner, you can still make your way there to get the chicest, most well-curated selection of jewelry, homeware and of course, their gorgeous floral arrangements.
Ten years later, in 2014, the team decided to renovate the newly available space next door and open a restaurant. It soon became the place to be seen for all of the ladies of Dallas. BTW: the restaurant is the kind of place where everyone is on a first-name basis.
The darling and dashing restaurant manager is simply Vito. And patrons of the store are simply Cindy, Nancy, Jennifer, Christen, Stephanie, Nikki — no last names needed with this girl squad that is always in Dior or Rosie Assoulin and is generally catching-up over a snob sandwich.
That menu item became an instant hit with the national foodie press and has become a legendary staple for lunch since it’s made from Petrossian smoked salmon, organic egg salad, créme fraîche and Petrossian caviar on buttered brioch. All for the bargain price of $29, that is unless you want to accessorize with even more caviar for an additional $19.
Not many details are known yet about the official closing and reopening of Grange Hall on Fitzhugh. However, the team over there has shared that they will be having one last dinner party on New Year’s Eve. So, get in your reservations now since we know it will hit capacity at any moment as the hot-ticket in Dallas on December 31.
Stay tuned to PaperCity for even more tidbits as the new Grange Hall takes shape. Hopefully it will soon become known as GH 2.0.