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Hotel Lumen's Restaurant Gets a Major Revamp

The Park Cities hotel restaurant is now known as Front Room Tavern.

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The newly revamped Front Room Tavern.
The newly revamped Front Room Tavern.
Kevin Marple

The former Front Room: A Park Cities Diner at Hotel Lumen in University Park has been completely overhauled with a new name and chef, a fresh menu and a revamped interior. It's now called Front Room Tavern and is cheffed by Michael Ehlert, whom diners may remember from his stints at hot-spots-gone-by The Chesterfield and CampO.

Besides a slightly cozier, more rustic interior (read: trendy bare bulbs and lots of wood), the menu has gotten a considerably more creative spin, with dishes like pea fritters with charred onion yogurt and pickled shrimp with whiskey remoulade; entrees hit on all the usual suspects, including salmon, scallops, roast chicken, flat iron steak and a $14 "tavern burger." (Leslie Brenner complained about former chef Nick Amoriello's penchant for "random egg-plopping" when she reviewed The Front Room in its previous iteration back in 2012, and it looks like that's still in effect to some degree; this time around, there's a croque madame and a pork schnitzel dish both featuring fried eggs.) There's also a pretty tasty-sounding ice cream float made with Dublin Bottling Works' orange cream soda and cheesecake ice cream.

The Front Room was taken over by restaurant group Consilient back in mid-2013, but earlier this year a major shakeup ceded control of the group's hotel restaurants (which also included CBD Provisions at The Joule) to Headington Companies; Front Room Tavern is now operated by Tim McEneny's NL Group (Dish, Dragonfly).

Front Room Tavern is open daily for breakfast and dinner; lunch is served Monday through Friday with brunch service on the weekends. Scope out the lunch, dinner and dessert menus below.

Front Room Tavern Lunch Menu

Front Room Tavern Dinner Menu by Eater Dallas

Front Room Tavern Dessert Menu

Front Room Tavern: 6101 Hillcrest Avenue, (214) 219-8282, www.frontroomtavern.com

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