Chef Bruno Davaillon may be leaving the Mansion on Turtle Creek, but he's staying in Dallas. Last month news broke that the French chef would leave the Mansion's hallowed kitchen at the end of November, and now a press release reveals what's next for Davaillon: a new restaurant in downtown Dallas.
Per a press release, the as-of-yet-unnamed restaurant will reside on the bottom floor of the 400 Record building (formerly the Belo Building). The office tower was purchased last year with plans for a major revamp.
Details are few, with the press release offering only this cryptic tidbit: "The restaurant will be a casual contemporary eatery featuring refined, yet seemingly simply prepared foods using only the finest ingredients." Davaillon tells Leslie Brenner he envisions the new restaurant with a "modern brasserie vibe"; "he wants to keep it casual," with an eye toward value. That's certainly good news for diners who felt The Mansion's lofty price point was a bit out of reach. And you can be sure Davaillon's acclaimed cooking will be at its finest: He's not only the chef at this new venture, but is also a partner in the restaurant. Look for it to open in late 2016.