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Chef Avner Samuel Is Plotting Yet Another Restaurant Named Nosh

The chef has filed permits for a new restaurant in a familiar space

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A little more than three years after rumors circulated about the return of chef Avner Samuel to Dallas’s dining scene, it looks like that comeback is imminent.

Permit applications filed with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission indicate that Samuel is plotting a new restaurant called Nosh Bistro at 8611 Hillcrest Road, in the space formerly occupied by Dish Preston Hollow. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because it’s pretty much identical to Nosh Euro Bistro, the Oak Lawn restaurant that Samuel shuttered in 2015. Before that, he earned a solid reputation in Dallas thanks to stints at the Mansion on Turtle Creek and his beloved fine dining restaurant Aurora, which closed in 2010. Most recently, he briefly worked as head chef at Neiman Marcus in Plano.

Samuel told GuideLive back in December that he had plans for a new restaurant, but didn’t go into much details about what diners could expect beyond his grandiose plan to bring Dallas its first-ever Michelin star. Via his Instagram account, Samuel has been showing off everything from truffle-showered macaroni and cheese to chicken and waffles and roasted bone marrow in recent months, likely providing hints as to what awaits on the menu when Nosh arrives.