Your personal heaven is a beefcake and a bottle of wine.
But what to do when Match.com and Sigel’s have played out? Head to The Commissary.
Roughly translated to “snack bar,” the new One Arts Plaza restaurant in the old Dali space focuses on gourmet burgers made with organic, grass-fed meat.
Chef John Tesar (The Mansion, The Cedars Social) dreamed up the fifteen-sandwich menu that includes a melt-in-your-mouth short rib with collard greens (pictured), char-grilled lamb on pita, and a to-die-for crab cake with basil scallion dip. They range from $5 to $13 and come with skinny, crispy fries.
If burgers aren’t your thing, order snacks (deviled eggs, Parmesan popcorn), a salad, or an entree like penne pasta with scallops and mushrooms. The beefy beverage list comprises sixteen Texas and California wines by the glass, dozens of bottled beers, and one Texas microbrew on tap.
Currently, the restaurant is open only for happy hour and dinner, but lunch should launch in May.
Which is perfect for a meat and greet.
The Commissary, 1722 Routh Street (214-643-6557 or thecommissarydallas.com).
Photo: Allison Hatfield