The upscale Inwood Village neighborhood loses fish tacos but gets CFS instead with Texas Scratch Kitchen, opening in the Pavilion Center on Lovers Lane in May.
The restaurant replaces Hawaiian fast-casual concept Coconut's Fish Cafe, which owners Tim and Nathan Brasher opened in the space in 2015.
The new menu consists of dishes that are comforting and reminiscent of home-cooked meals at family gatherings. Signature items include ginger wild salmon, braised barbecue beef short ribs, pork T-bone, and chicken-fried steak. There are also salads, burgers, and appetizers at both lunch and dinner.
The interior seats 75 and has been recast in hues of blue and gray, with a bar featuring local beers and what they call an "impressive" wine and champagne list. It'll be full-service, which represents a step-up from Coconut's fast-casual service mode.
Coconut's Fish Cafe is famous for its fish tacos, and the Brashers had ambitious plans when they signed on in 2015 to open eight restaurants in Texas. In addition to the Dallas branch, there's also a branch in Plano, which is still open and is for now the only Coconut's in Texas.
"After getting to know the neighborhood and its residents over the last year, we wanted to create a place with a menu we knew would resonate and an atmosphere that would feel comfortable and inviting," Tim Brasher says. "We are excited to provide our guests with familiar dishes made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients."