However you feel about the current evolution of Deep Ellum, there’s no denying that the neighborhood has firmly cemented itself as one of the city’s hottest dining districts of the moment. Which may be why a restaurant group from the ‘burbs is looking to make its big move in Dallas proper.
Announced via release, IdleRye will open its doors at 2826 Elm Street in Deep Ellum later this spring. The restaurant is a project of Smoke & Mortar, the restaurant group that opened popular farm-inspired eatery The Table in Flower Mound. As with The Table, Chef Ray Sradzinski will lead the kitchen.
As far as the cuisine is concerned, look for dishes that combine Sradzinski’s polish upbringing with his co-owners’ Louisiana roots. Look forward to a menu of small plates, housemade pastas and sausages, along with a selection of Prohibition-era cocktails. “Our focus at IdleRye is to create well-rounded experiences through outstanding food, drinks, hospitality and service,” said co-owner Bruce Wills in a statement. “As the name suggests, we want our guests to sit back and enjoy our food and drinks without a worry in the world.”
IdleRye will occupy a 3,400 square foot space designed by Kuzuu Design, responsible for the look of restaurants like FT33 and Tei-Ain. The space’s look is inspired by “rustic and steampunk influences,” evidenced by raw woods, Edison lighting, metals, and the building’s original brick. A 900 square foot patio will offer plenty of outdoor seating for good weather days.
No official opening timeline has been announced just yet for IdleRye. Stay tuned for more details on when it will land.