Since last summer, the doors at The French Room have been closed as the iconic Dallas restaurant at the Adolphus Hotel undergoes a massive renovation. While The French Room plans to make its triumphant return, a new eatery will soon join the culinary line-up at the Adolphus.
Announced via release, City Hall Bistro will open inside the hotel later this year. The restaurant will be helmed by executive chef Don Flores, who comes to Dallas by way of New York City and Los Angeles. Flores brings a stacked resume to the storied hotel, including time at Momofuku Ssam Bar and LA’s Katsuya.
The restaurant will serve a menu of “Southern-European inspired” bistro fare, and will be open for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and happy hour. Diners can look forward to dishes like whole bronzino served with fennel and sumac vinaigrette, paella, and squid ink pasta. Wine, local beer, and a selection of craft cocktails will also be on offer.
If the name is a little confusing, City Hall Bistro won’t actually open inside Dallas’ current city hall. Instead, it will occupy a space that was once Dallas’ original City Hall on the hotel grounds. Dallas design firm SWOON is in charge of revamping the space, which will feature white subway tile, Carrara marble, and brass lighting to produce a modern vibe with classic throwbacks.
City Hall Bistro is expected to make its debut in May 2017.