Quince will bring its San Miguel de Allende vibe to WestBend in early 2022.
The lightly charred salmon nigiri at Quince's original location.
The aji pepper risotto with au jus beef filet blends Peruvian and Italian in one dish.
A splash of fresh sushi - here the Doble Atun roll.
Sadly, Fort Worth’s Bartaco closed last year along the Trinity River. Now we know what is filling that prime restaurant space in WestBend, smack dab in the middle of HG SPLY CO. and Ascension Coffee with a dramatic patio view of the Fort Worth Zoo.
Trademark Property Company reveals that a new Quince restaurant is opening in the spot early next year.
The first location of Quince is in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It was declared the No. 1 Rooftop Restaurant in the World for the past two years, and previously the No. 1 Rooftop Destination in the World by Robb Report magazine.
“We are thrilled with our leasing momentum at WestBend,” Trademark CEO Terry Montesi says. “With our best in Fort Worth location and the most relevant merchandising, WestBend has become Fort Worth’s go-to project for the latest and greatest retailers and restaurants, such as Quince. With more coming soon.”
The Fort Worth Quince is being previewed as a chic but casual atmosphere, with impeccable views by the restaurant’s creator and lead partner Brian Sneed. “(Quince was) created for all ages in search of an upbeat experience with their meal,” Sneed says. “Eye-catching views complementing unexpected entertainment with hip, but familiar music will be brought to WestBend.”
Sneed is a graduate of TCU and he’s seen plenty of changes in the city where he went to college.
“Fort Worth has evolved in so many ways in the past few years and it´s now ready for our type of dining experience,” Sneed says. “This has been a long time coming, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to bring my concept home and to one of the best views on the Trinity River.
“It’s a must that Quince has exceptional views and quality neighboring businesses — and WestBend perfectly fits this requirement. Our global collective menu was formulated to include dishes people will crave and come back for tomorrow. And we’re excited for Fort Worth to experience this.”
The menu at the original Quince in San Miguel de Allende is indeed global. You can snack on Thai inspired ceviche, dine on the filet de res with aji amarillo risotto, or nibble on a wide selection of Japanese sushi specialties. Take the Yakameshi Camaron Bowl, an Asian-inspired rice bowl topped with grilled shrimp.
The bar menu offers the Quince Spirit ― a tanqueray gin concoction with layers of pineapple juice and bright hibiscus tea. No word yet on how the Fort Worth Quince’s menu will be put together.