Elm Street appears to be the first artery of Deep Ellum to get the blood pumping again, and boy are we glad to see it. After the reinstatement of live music venue Trees last year (they celebrated their one year anniversary last night to a packed house,) neighbor Green Room was the next in line to see a much-anticipated comeback.
After Thursday night’s private party, Green Room held their soft opening this weekend, open to the public for dinner and glasses of wine (the full bar is soon to come.) The interior has seen some face lifts, not too much that it doesn’t appear to belong downtown. The exhibition kitchen separated from the dining room by a window pane is still the heart of the space, and the legendary rooftop bar with the stunning view of the city skyline is slated to reopen by early September.
A few managers who served under the old Room have reappeared for this rendition, including Taylor Allday who says the new menu is full of oldies but goodies, favorites to which the new chef has added his personal twists. The famous mussels are back, steamed with ceranno ham, shallots and white wine butter. There’s the Angus beef steak tartare, an addicting baby frisee and spinach salad with applewood smoked bacon vinaigrette, and a delectable combination of Skate Wing and Halibut Cheeks (two things you wouldn’t think to find on a fish.) Ask your server for dessert specials, like the Root Beer Creme Brulee.
The Green Room, 2715 Elm Street, 214.744.ROOM, www.greenroomdallas.com