Fine China, the much-anticipated new Chinese eatery helmed by chef Angela Hernandez, has announced an opening date.
The restaurant is set to debut later this month inside the Statler Hotel at 1914 Commerce Street, joining sports bar-style restaurant Scout, breakfast spot Overeasy, and cocktail bar Bourbon & Banter. Also coming to the hotel is the previously-unannounced newcomer R&B, a minimalist, ramen and bao-focused restaurant with minimal seating and standing room only.
At Fine China, Hernandez will oversee a menu that spans dim sum offerings, noodle dishes, and large-format entrees. Look forward to dishes like xiao long bao (soup dumplings) and roasted pork belly served with pickles and miso mustard. Esteemed Dallas barman Kyle Hilla is in charge of the cocktails, all inspired by the “deep tradition of Asian tea service,” according to a press release. Show-stopping libations like the Tigers Eye, a mix of bourbon, Gran Classico, and black tea-infused vermouth, drive home that theme.
As for the food at R&B, diners can expect a more casual menu of steamed buns and noodle dishes. In addition to a cheeseburger-style bao and pork belly katsu, four different types of ramen will be on offer, and perhaps most importantly, the shop will stay open until 4 a.m. on the weekends for diners to score bowls of chilled tomato mazemen.
No official opening date for Fine China or R&B has been set. Stay tuned for more details.