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Dallas Chef Plots His Comeback With a New Nosh Bistro

After a Stint in Israel, Avner Samuel Thinks He's Ready to Get it Right

BY // 06.19.19

Chef Avner Samuel is planning a comeback in Dallas this summer. Nosh Bistro will open at 8611 Hillcrest Road in Preston Hollow in early August. This second iteration (the first Nosh restaurant closed in Oak Lawn back in 2016) will have a completely revamped menu inspired by Mediterranean, American and Asian influences.

After living in Israel for the past two and a half years, Samuel came back and worked a brief stint at Neiman Marcus in Plano. He was let go in 2018, but quickly began planning his next restaurant in the city. Samuel has been involved with more than 20 restaurants in Dallas over the years.

“A lot will be different,” Samuel says about the new Nosh. “It will be a much larger space.”

He also tells PaperCity that there will be more featured specials, a lunch menu that the first Nosh restaurant did not have, and the new Nosh will be closer to the people in the Park Cities area that he’s been feeding for so long.

Although, Samuel says that he wants most of the dishes on the menu to be a surprise, it was revealed that Nosh will serve “chef-driven, yet approachable cuisine” like Wagyu Kobe burgers, seared divers scallops and Black Maine lobster ravioli.

“There will be a lot of wines,” Samuel says.

A wine room will be available for private events as well. Brunch will also be served every Sunday and feature dishes like eggs Benedict with beef tenderloin, French thin crepes, and steak and eggs.

The decor will be a mid-century design and there will also be an outdoor patio with an all-day menu. Cooking classes will also be put on for adults and kids.

“I’m looking forward to being able to cook again in my home city,” Samuel says. “I feel like I’m 34 years old all over again.”

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