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 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.
The ground-level layout includes a communal chef’s table overlooking its open kitchen and a 70s-inspired Shag Room designed for private gatherings.