In exciting news for roast beef fans, a Los Angeles-based concept specializing in shaved roast beef sandwiches is opening its first restaurant in Dallas. Top Round Roast Beef, which previously had a location at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving, will open at 4800 Bryan St. in East Dallas, across the street from Jimmy's Food Store.
Top Round was founded in Los Angeles in 2013 by chef Steven Fretz and partners Anthony Carron, Noah Ellis, and Jamie Tiampo as a concept serving chef-driven fast food, with a commitment to all-natural, freshly prepared ingredients at an affordable price.
For roast beef sandwich fans, Top Round is heaven, with options that include beef & cheese, horseradish beef with mushrooms and Provel cheese, beef with horseradish and caraway, and beef Cali with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and ranch.
Co-owner Jamie Tiampo says it was tough to make a go of it because they needed more foot traffic.
"But fear not, we had the opportunity to move to a new location closer to the Dallas core," he says. "We're excited about the new space, a block in from Fitzhugh, across from Jimmy's. Being much closer to downtown Dallas will be not only allow more guests to experience Top Round, but also enable us to serve customers directly through catering and delivery services."
They're still bullish on Dallas as well as Texas, with plans for more locations down the road. Meanwhile, on Bryan Street, they're just starting on construction and permits, and are aiming for a summer 2019 opening.
"The new store will feature a 15-seat indoor/outdoor bar area, as well as an outdoor patio," Tiampo says. "It will also have 72 parking spaces and a to-go window with three dedicated pickup parking spots."
"We'll be serving the same great menu as we did at Toyota Music Factory, with a few surprises to come," he says.