A new restaurant and bar that aims to bring tableside cocktail service to Dallas diners is set to open next week at the Union.
Royal 38, the newest project from the founders of popular Deep Ellum bar HIDE, is set to open November 18 at 2301 North Akard Street. The bar is boasting an extensive menu of boozy drinks organized by flavor profile, and a “one-of-a-king cocktail experience” that will include drinks made tableside, giving diners a front-row seat to the bartending process. Like HIDE, Royal 38’s cocktail list will include herb-focused gin drinks, sparkling wine spritzes and spirit-focused drinks, like their take on the Manhattan.
(HIDE is currently closed temporarily due to the coronavirus, and Royal 38 is not to be confused with the Katy Trail restaurant of the same name that opened in 2016.)
In addition to dozens of craft cocktails, Royal 38’s food menu includes a diverse range of dishes, like lobster corn fritters, chicken schnitzel with creamy spaetzle, and a vegan grain bowl with farro, sugar snap peas, Brussels sprouts, grilled portobellos and champagne vinaigrette. The restaurant will also offer a boozy brunch with plates like lobster Benedict, stuffed french toast with fresh berries and vanilla cream anglaise, and huevos rancheros.
When it debuts, Royal38 will be open 4 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday.