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STK Opens First Texas Restaurant in Dallas and Yes, Steak Is the Menu

Plus L.A. luxury sushi is coming and more in your AM dining intel

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There’s a new steak in town — wait, sorry, a new STK.
STK Steakhouse
Courtney E. Smith is the editor of Eater Dallas. She's a journalist of 20 years who was born and raised in Texas, with bylines in Pitchfork, Wired, Esquire, Yahoo!, Salon, Refinery29, and more. When she's not writing about food, she co-hosts the podcast Songs My Ex Ruined.

The steakhouse is king in Dallas, and there’s a new competitor for a throne. STK Steakhouse has opened its first Texas restaurant in Dallas, in Uptown. The press release highlights its so-called “vibe dining” experience, leaning into some everything is bigger in Texas messaging. The popular steakhouse chain has locations all over the U.S., from Atlanta to New York City (where there are three locations).

The location is flanked on all sides by steakhouses near Klyde Warren Park, with Perry’s and Del Frisco in walking distance, and Nusr-Et, Capital Grill, Morton’s, and Fearing’s nearby.

STK Dallas will offer lunch, brunch, and dinner. Seatings will be available on the outdoor patio and inside, with a private dining option. It is open now.

STK Dallas is at 2000 McKinney Ave.

Kaviar will bring moody sushi to Dallas

This hot tip flew in from our colleges at Eater Los Angeles: a moody sushi restaurant called Kaviar is plotting to open a Dallas location in 2023. While the details on its Texas location are sparse, the two spaces in California are dramatic and dark. Calling it “maximalist,” Eater LA describes the decor as consisting of: “dramatic samurai costumes front and center, along with moody lighting, darker walls, and furniture that make full use of the [Downtown] building’s Art Deco bones.”

It also includes a private omakase service room for six and a private caviar room. The luxury feel will fit right in for a particular sector of Dallas.

The Saint and Night Rooster hire a Dallas-based chef with a pedigree

A Vegas hospitality group coming to town has found a Dallas chef. The Saint, another Italian restaurant that announced its opening earlier this year, hired Jacob Williamson as the Culinary Director for all the Hooper Concept Texas properties. Williamson was on Wolfgang Puck’s opening team for Five Sixty, formerly in Reunion Tower, and later returned to work as the restaurant’s executive chef. From there, he moved into the kitchen at Harper’s in Deep Ellum. He’s also trained under hospitality legends Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Stephan Pyles, according to a press release about his hiring.

So, the Saint just got serious about being on our must-try lists. It is still plotting an early 2023 opening in Deep Ellum, with Night Rooster, an Asian restaurant and bar under Williamson’s purview in the Design District.