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Chef Matt McCallister’s Restaurant Inside the New Virgin Hotels Announces an Opening Date

Dine at the swanky Commons Club starting Sunday, December 15

Over a bar a gold light fixture that mimics the shape of the bartop hangs in the background. In the foreground are pink club chairs around tables.
Commons Club’s sleek cocktail bar, adorned with gold lighting fixtures and red seating, sports “Hello Jealous” signage.
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Dallas diners are just weeks away from scoring a first taste of the splashy all-day social club landing inside the ritzy new Virgin Hotels Dallas, which stars a “French meets Texan” restaurant helmed by lauded Dallas chef Matt McCallister.

Dallas Design District’s anticipated lush and luxe dining destination Commons Club and its ground-level restaurant, The Kitchen, is now accepting reservations starting Sunday, December 15 (1445 Turtle Creek Boulevard), per a Thursday release.

Starting that day, the sophisticated space tucked inside the 268-room hotel is open for breakfast (7 a.m. to 11 a.m.), lunch (11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.), and dinner (5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.), with a limited menu available between 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The patio at Commons Club
Commons Club is packed with plenty of plants and a wrap-round dog-friendly patio.
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The fancy bar plans to sling cocktails born in “famous hotel bars around the world” to signature drinks “with a Virgin twist,” per the release. Drinkers can also imbibe on a long list of Texas beers, along wines and champagne that tout sustainable sourcing.

Sharable entrees prepped in a charcoal-burning oven include grilled grouper with sauce bourride and root vegetables and a wood-fired rotisserie chicken with stewed onion crème fraiche. There’s also a family-style, black pepper-crusted wagyu ribeye roast sold by the bone alongside pumpernickel rolls.

Cold plates call for Texas farm radishes alongside seaweed butter and bottarga; tuna and beet crudo with pickled and raw golden beets and tapioca crisps; and roasted scallops in the half shell are dressed with citrus brown butter and hazelnut crumble.

A charcuterie case on full display houses cured meats, house-made pâtés, potted meats, and fermented vegetables. Garnishes and petite vegetables growing on its on-site garden will fill out plates starting in the spring.

Commons Club
Commons Club is packed with midcentury pendant lamps, tamboured wood walls, and geometric details from Joel Mozersky Design.
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The ground-level layout includes a communal chef’s table overlooking its open kitchen and a 70s-inspired Shag Room designed for private gatherings.