Thursday, September 25, 2008

Chef Stephan Pyles to open new Dallas restaurant

Dallas chef Stephan Pyles plans to open a new restaurant called Samar by Stephan Pyles next spring at the 2100 Ross Ave. office building in downtown Dallas.

The new restaurant will feature an international tapas menu and indoor and outdoor seating for 95 people. CB Richard Ellis, which handles leasing at 2100 Ross Ave. announced the plans on Thursday.

Construction on the 2,800-square-foot restaurant will begin later this year.

Samar by Stephan Pyles will be slightly north of Mr. Pyles’ existing restaurant that goes by his name at 1807 Ross Ave.

Mr. Pyles, George Majdalani and Michael Welch will own the new restaurant.

“Our new location is in sync with the direction the downtown Arts District is moving,” Mr. Pyles said in a release. “In the restaurant business we strive to create an experience for every guest; 2100 Ross offers both a recognizable address and the high-energy atmosphere we were looking for.”