Michelin Star-awarded Chef Bruno Davaillon’s new restaurant Bullion definitely lives up to its name. This very gilded French restaurant opens on Friday, and Dallas diners have been looking forward to Davaillon’s return to the Dallas restaurant scene since 2015.
Both contemporary and classic French dishes will be on the menu at Bullion. (P.S. besides gold, that name is also a play on the Latin definition of the verb “to boil” (bullīre)”.
“French food doesn’t have to be stuffy,” Davaillon said in a press release. “The menu at Bullion features simple ingredients prepared using French techniques that highlight and enhance the natural flavors. Opening a restaurant such as Bullion has been a lifelong dream.”
When the restaurant opens on Friday to the public, it will serve dinner Monday through Saturday. A Monday through Friday lunch will begin in the coming weeks.
The exterior facade of Bullion elevated above the ground floor of 400 Record is clad in gold scales (or copper and aluminum alloy), and inside, the elegant gold leitmotif continues. Diners will enter through a grand staircase into the 36-seat bar and lounge area and 96-seat dining room. The space, designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, includes original artwork and installations from prominent contemporary artists.
The menu rises to the fine dining occasion too: check it all out, with dishes like canard à l'orange, gougères, dover sole meunière, and baked Alaska in all its glory.