Changes are afoot at Stephan Pyles' pan-Latin Arts District restaurant San Salvaje. Last week the restaurant quietly ditched dinner and weekend hours, and is now only open for weekday lunches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
San Salvaje's PR representation confirmed the change, noting that the restaurant will now only open in the evenings for private events. It's certainly no secret that downtown Dallas's population shrinks exponentially when the work week ends — but any project from the trailblazing Chef Pyles generally falls into the "destination restaurant" category.
And San Salvaje, which opened last May in the former Samar space, certainly isn't lacking in the critical acclaim department: Texas Monthly proclaimed it one of 2014's best new restaurants, and The Dallas Morning News declared Pyles 2014 "Chef of the Year," lauding him for the "brilliant" and "deliciously stylish" cooking displayed at San Salvaje.
(Thanks to Eater reader Scott B. for the tip.)