It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for chef Matt McCallister to open a concept more casual than his Design District fine dining destination FT33, and today our dreams have finally come true. Well, we at least know when our dreams will come true. According to a press release, Filament will open its doors in Deep Ellum next Monday, December 7.
McCallister originally projected an October opening for the restaurant, but delays are seemingly just part of the game for restaurateurs. Filament just got its certificate of occupancy last week, so they'll likely be working right up until the deadline.
Chef Cody Sharp, formerly of The Standard Pour, will lead the kitchen, serving up "modern Southern cuisine" specifically "designed for the everyday crowd." Highlights from the dinner menu include a Berkshire pork chop served with turnips and collards and sunburst trout fritters served with sauce gribiche and smoked roe.
Maggie Huff, FT33’s rock star pastry chef, has created a menu of "classic, memory-evoking desserts" for Filament, including butterscotch-banana trifle and Dutch apple pie served with sour cream ice cream.
Cocktail enthusiasts may also find their new favorite watering hole in Filament. The full cocktail menu, created by Seth Brammer, has not been finalized just yet, but it will feature some solid-sounding drinks, including the Farmer’s Tan, made with reposado mezcal, Cocchi di Torino vermouth, curacao, mole, and smoked chile oil.
The 135-seat restaurant will open its doors next Monday at 5 p.m., and guests can set their reservations (which will no doubt go quickly) by calling the restaurant at (214) 760-1080.