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Dallas Gets a New Type of Steakhouse

South American First Promises a Friendlier, Less Stuffy Restaurant

BY Merrit Stahle // 06.27.17
photography Kevin Marple

Dallas has an eclectic mix of restaurants accommodating just about every cuisine. Now it has one more with the opening of Corrientes 348  Dallas’ first Argentinian steakhouse.

The South American eatery, which is named after a famous street in Buenos Aires, has been a family-owned restaurant brand since the ’90s. Corrientes 348 has six locations in South America, but this is its first restaurant in the United States.

The steakhouse is located downtown in the space which housed chef Stephan Pyles’ eponymous restaurant before it closed a little over a year ago. The restaurant got a major facelift before its new tenants moved in.

Owners Alda Boiani and Sidiclei Demartini wanted to create ambiance that reflected  the romantic culture of Buenos Aires. They achieved a warm and inviting decor scheme using natural woods with vibrant textures and colors.The newly renovated 10,000-square-foot space is complete with an outdoor patio, plus a full dining room surrounding the grill.

The restaurant’s beef-focused menu emphasizes family-style dining with classic Argentinian dishes. Almost everything is made from scratch, even the dough used in the signature potato dish Papatasso, and the house-made empanadas.

Corrientes 348’s a la carte menu boasts quality-cut meats such as Bife de Costilla and Lomito Light. The restaurant sources their meats from American farms, and the products undergo an intense selection process to ensure quality.

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For non-meat eaters, the restaurant lists tempting vegetable dishes such as Broccolini and Piña (grilled pineapple with prosciutto).

The menu doesn’t skimp on the drinks either, with a wine list of reds and whites from the Old and New Worlds and cocktails including the Bell Pepper Rickey, Rosemary Fusion, and Kiwi Caipirinha.

The food is cooked over an open-flame parrilla, or grill, while diners surround it, socializing and drinking wine. This “parilla culture” is a part of Argentinian life that the owners wanted to bring to Dallas – a more leisurely and friendly way to have a meal.

Corrientes 348, 1807 Ross Ave., Suite 200, 214.220.0348.

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