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A New Restaurant Debuts Near Deep Ellum With Luxe Dishes and Seriously Complex Cocktails

At Harper’s, find a riff on an Old Fashioned that’s mixed with 33 different spices, massive tomahawk steaks, and more

Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Harper’s, a massive new destination for dinner and drinks near Deep Ellum, has officially set an opening date.

According to a press release, the restaurant will open its doors for dinner service on Thursday, August 5, occupying a 7,655 square foot space at 2525 Elm Street, inside the Epic development tucked in between Downtown and Deep Ellum. The restaurant describes itself as the perfect spot for date night and happy hours thanks to it “alluring” atmosphere decked out in dark woods, plus a massive wine wall that will showcase the selection of bottles on offer. Perhaps most importantly, Harper’s boasts a large patio that can be fully enclosed during these brutal summer months.

Harper’s is a project of Milkshake Concepts, the prolific Dallas restaurant group behind hotspots like Stirr, Vidorra, and Serious Pizza. Chef Jacob Williamson will lead the kitchen, serving a menu with a wide range of culinary influences. Diners can look forward to dishes like Burmese tea leaf salad, Peruvian anticucho skewers, and Texas wagyu tomahawk steaks served with miso-infused butter.

On the cocktail side of the menu, expect dramatic presentations and intricately mixed cocktails from bar manager Kamakana Holly, including the Barcelona Pick Pocket that’s mixed with Glenmorangie scotch and 33 different “secret spices,” and an espresso martini that is, somehow, completely translucent.

At first, Harper’s will only open for dinner service, but lunch and brunch are set to follow in the coming weeks. The restaurant is currently accepting reservations via its website.