Taking a walk through the massive, sprawling space that will soon be home to more than 30 dining and drinking establishments, one thing is clear: Legacy Hall isn’t ready for primetime just yet.
At least three different opening dates — one in October, a few in November — have been announced by Front Burner Restaurants, the management company behind Legacy Hall, and they’ve all been postponed. It’s definitely taken longer than expected, but when Legacy Hall does make its debut in Plano, it’s going to offer a seriously impressive array of dining options.
The timeline for Legacy Hall’s arrival hasn’t been updated, but it’s probably going to miss the most recently-announced opening date of November 3 by at least a couple of weeks. And while the shops are set to open soon, the Box Garden and some of its accompanying stalls are pushed to open later, tentatively in Spring of 2018.
Eater got a sneak peek at the progress, courtesy of photographer Kathy Tran. Take a walk around the almost-finished Legacy Hall, and stay tuned for more details on when DFW’s biggest food hall will finally arrive.
Downstairs, Legacy Hall will be home to a wine bar called Détour, Chef Uno Immanivong’s Red Stix Banh Mi & Yakitori, and Julien Eelsen’s Whisk & Eggs, a spot for savory and sweet crepes, among plenty more options.
Moving its way from Deep Ellum into Plano, Glazed Donut works will satisfy the morning sweet tooth crowd with its ever-rotating choice of donut flavors. Press Waffle Company, formerly a food truck, will serve up Belgian yeast waffles at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Upstairs, Sea Breeze Lobsta & Chowda House will bring East Coast-style seafood and plenty of Old Bay seasoning to Legacy Hall. A sister establishment to Sea Breeze Fish Market, diners can look forward to fresh seafood served on ice, and (of course) plenty of chowder.
The Hall will also be home to its very own brewery, the brand new Unlawful Assembly Brewing Company. The beer will be made on-site, then served at the third floor Tap Room, which will also sling bar snacks. Other boozy options include a tiki bar called Idol Time, and Lime & Lager, which will blend up margaritas and other frozen cocktails.
There’s even a slide to transport diners and drinkers from the third floor to the second, especially when they’ve had too much beer to walk down all those stairs.
There’s still a lot of work to be done on the outdoor courtyard at Legacy Hall. At present, the outdoor seating doesn’t offer much of a view.