The revolving door for restaurants at One Arts Plaza claims another victim: CultureMap's Teresa Gubbins reported over the weekend that The Greek shuttered on Friday night.
As she points out, the space began its life as Dali Wine Bar and was later home to The Commissary, the upscale burger joint once cheffed by John Tesar. The Greek opened in October 2012 and didn't exactly bowl over the local critics, garnering just two stars from Leslie Brenner. Brenner was understandably puzzled by the restaurant's choice to serve commercially made pita bread rather than housemade, in light of the fact that its sign specifically advertises pita, meze (small plates), and wine; Gubbins notes that the restaurant "had a greasy smell, as if the kitchen weren't cleaned nightly."
One Arts development partner Lucy Billingsley told the Dallas Morning News just a year ago that both The Greek and neighbor Cafe des Artistes had both signed ten-year leases, and she expected them to stick around for quite some time; CDA closed back in December.
One Arts Plaza's restaurant selection is now down to just three — Fedora, Jorge's, and Tei-An, only the latter of which seems to enjoy both critical acclaim and a steady stream of customers. Stay tuned to see what One Arts Plaza's next move will be.
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