Amidst a massive renovation, the historic Adolphus hotel in downtown Dallas has revealed plans to open a foodie destination spot dubbed City Hall Bistro, slated to debut at the end of next month in what was once the site of City Hall.
Leading the new Southern European-inspired restaurant is executive chef Don Flores, whose bistro will feature shareable plates, a wine list, and craft cocktails. Signature small dishes will include the Squid Ink Pasta (with smoked paprika-marinated squid and garlic aioli), while larger plates include Paella Valenciana (house-made chorizo, organic local chicken, seasonal vegetables, Gulf Coast shellfish) and Whole Branzino (served semi de-boned and butterflied with shaved fennel and arugula in a sumac vinaigrette).
Flores, a California native who studied cuisine in Barcelona, was formerly executive chef at Katsuya in Los Angeles and executive sous chef of Tao in New York City.
City Hall Bistro is designed by Dallas-based firm Swoon, the Studio, whose founder Samantha Reitmayer Sano is incorporating white subway tile, Carrara marble, warm wood tones, and brass lighting fixtures into the restaurant. It will be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and happy hour Monday through Friday. For reservations, click here.
The Adolphus Hotel, 1321 Commerce St., 214.742.8200.