After nearly eight years on Cedar Springs, DISH will close its doors on Monday, February 29. Lovers of the casual American restaurant shouldn’t despair, though, as DISH owner Tim McEneny plans to relocate the concept to an as yet unnamed Dallas location by spring 2017. In the meantime, though, get ready for a brand new concept from the same minds behind DISH.
In the former DISH space, McEneny will open Cedar Grove, a “casual restaurant with a uniquely nature-inspired design and creative American cuisine.” DISH Executive Chef Pete Harrison will lead the kitchen at Cedar Grove, and is currently developing a menu that will suit the concept’s more casual atmosphere. Harrison has been running the kitchen at DISH for the past six months, and before that, he worked in the kitchens at Dakota’s, Capital Grille, and Hotel Zaza.
McEneny stresses that DISH Preston Hollow is not in jeopardy. “DISH Cedar Springs has been open since 2009 and it’s proven to be a thriving and viable brand in another neighborhood, hence our desire to expand and consider new locations,” he said via press release. “We’re confident Cedar Grove will complement the lively and casual vibe of Ilume and answer the call for what we feel people are looking for in a bar and restaurant experience here.”
DISH Cedar Springs will officially close its doors on Monday, February 29, after which McEneny’s design team will install “grasslike material” and 50 hand-crafted maple wood trees to create the arboreal vibe. Cedar Grove is expected to open by May 2016.