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NYC’s Circo Hits Dallas With A Glass-Bottom Pool & Bathroom Bartenders In 2017

It’s going to be bananas

Circo in NYC.
Circo in NYC.
Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

It’s official, Dallas – the Maccioni Restaurant Group has big plans to bring its "upscale, circus-themed" Tuscan cuisine all the way from New York City to Dallas.

Eater NY reports that the Maccioni family will open a second outpost of Circo to the forthcoming One Uptown Building currently under construction at 2619 McKinney Avenue next year. Originally opened in 1996, Circo brings similarly upscale Tuscan cuisine (think tortelloni carbonara and salt-crusted bronzino) via a selection of prix-fixe and chef’s tasting menus.

In addition to the food, Circo will also be quite the spectacle. Wine Spectator describes the Dallas outpost of Circo as a "resort-style restaurant," a fitting description considering that the two-story location will feature a glass bottom pool with retractable glass roof, pricey spa treatments, and dance floor space.

And in even more bizarre news, private bartenders will be on hand to greet you in the powder room with a glass of champagne before you head to the pool. Or, perhaps, after you’ve stood on line for 45 minutes waiting to pee.

The restaurant is expected to land in February 2017, which should give you plenty of time to prepare yourself for bathroom cocktails and spa treatments at the bar.


2619 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204