This week, newly-minted restaurateur and hospitality industry veteran Austin Rodgers debuted Alamo Club, a cozy new neighborhood restaurant on Lower Greenville.
Frequent visitors and neighborhood residents likely have fond memories of Alamo Club’s space at 1919 Greenville Avenue, which formerly housed beloved, now-shuttered restaurant the Blind Butcher. In the newly-revamped dining room, Alamo Club has maintained its predecessor’s welcoming vibe while updating the space with sleek new accents, vintage-inspired decor, and warm wood tables.
On the walls of Alamo Club, vintage hexagonal mirrors add depth to the shotgun-style dining room, while old-school, cowboy-themed prints lend a hint of nostalgia. In a nod to the massive communal tables at Blind Butcher, Alamo Club has its own giant, high-top table paired with barstools finished in red leather with nailhead accents. A lengthy banquette that wraps around the room provides additional seating for folks who don’t want to sit with a bunch of strangers. There’s also a chic new marble bartop, and a recently-renovated outdoor patio with covered seating.
As far as the food is concerned, chef Kyle Newberry will oversee a menu of comforting dishes that range from light snacks to hearty entrees. Diners can dig into plates like steak tartare, roasted chicken over velvety mashed potatoes, and smoky pastrami sandwiches while sipping drinks like the Dak #4, a rum cocktail named for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, and Behind the Velvet Curtain, a crowd-pleasing mix of Tito’s vodka, blackberry-mint syrup, and ginger beer.
Alamo Club is officially open for dinner service, and plans to add a late-night menu are currently in the works. Before heading to Greenville Avenue, take a virtual walk around the space courtesy of Eater photographer Melissa Hennings.