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Sneak A Peek At Flora Street Cafe, Stephan Pyles' New Fine Dining Restaurant

Coming this month – hopefully

The space on Flora is really coming together.
The space on Flora is really coming together.
Stephan Pyles/Facebook
Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

At the end of last month, Chef Stephan Pyles closed a chapter in his restaurant career. As he shuttered his eponymous restaurant, Pyles was already looking forward to Flora Street Cafe, a new fine dining concept whose name is inspired by Routh Street Cafe, the restaurant that made him famous.

Fortunately, it won’t be long before you’re able to see what Pyles has been up to. GuideLive reports that Flora Street Cafe hopes to open its doors by the end of May, assuming all goes according to plan. When it does open, Flora Street Cafe’s kitchen will feature some of the most talented culinary imports that Dallas has seen in a long time.

In fact, these new chefs are making Dallas Morning News critic Leslie Brenner feel downright giddy. According to Brenner, Pyles’ chef de cuisine at the restaurant will be Peter Barlow, a chef from Chattanooga, TN. Barlow came up under the tutelage of James Beard Award semifinalist Erik Neil at Easy Bistro & Bar.

Also promising is the hire of executive pastry chef Ricardo “Ricchi” Sanchez, whose resume Brenner describes as “dazzling” thanks to time spent in the kitchens at Nobu and Twist by Pierre Gagnaire in Las Vegas. Former Stephan Pyles executive chef J Chastain will help open the restaurant before seeking other opportunities.

A video posted to Stephan Pyles' Facebook page offers a quick look at the progress. Scope it out below:

An exact opening date is yet to be announced, but Pyles anticipates to kick open the doors in the last week of May. Stay tuned for more details on the opening of Flora Street Cafe.