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Ramble Room Plots to Offer Diners an Escape From Their Day-to-Day in the Park Cities

A fireplace, tall glass windows, and a 25-person bar? Sounds like a winner

A drawing shows a restaurant interior with a large, u-shaped bar surrounded by tables.
An artist’s rendering of Ramble Room, coming to Snider Plaza in spring 2023.
Ramble Room
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Following the debut of Escondido Tex-Mex in November, restauranter Jon Alexis (the man behind TJ’s Seafood Market and Grill) has a big announcement about another property. Along with his newly formed group Imperial Fizz, Alexis announced in a press release that the Ramble Room at Snider Plaza in the Park Cities in spring 2023.

Details on the food are thin, other than a promise of what Alexis calls “approachable American cuisine” and the promise of a family-friendly space. A representitive for the restaurant shared some rough menu items, including a waygu ruben, Italian sausage rigitoni, and filet mignon of tuna. “We wanted to do a style of restaurant that my friends as well as my parents would enjoy,” Alexis said, with the promise that it would be the kind of place diners can go a couple of times a week.

The decor, however, is described in detail. Patrons will dine under high ceilings, tall windows offering a view of the world, a patio fireplace by the front door, and personal lamps at every booth. The space is 4,500 square feet and holds 75 in the dining room and 50 more on the patio. Alexis intends the 25-seat u-shaped bar to invite patrons to stay awhile. And a second floor will be available to reserve for large and private parties. “When my wife and 15 other moms want to go out, it’s nearly impossible to find a space in the Park Cities,” Alexis said. “We want to be the go-to for large bookings in the neighborhood.”

Update: December 12, 2022 at 10:42 a.m.: This article was updated to add a few example dishes from the rough menu.