That was fast. Dee Lincoln has announced an opening date for Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar, which is going into the old JoJo's space: Thursday, September 12. Lunch service will begin Monday, September 16.
The menu consists of steakhouse fare and burgers in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Chef is Juliard Ishizuka, who has worked with Lincoln since 2011.
The menu makes for a fascinating summary of every current trend: kale, Kennebec fries, Brussels sprouts, "steakhouse street tacos," a bag of beignets for dessert.
Following the mode of Hopdoddy, Liberty, Goodfriend and every other burger place that has opened since 2012, Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar has a list of eight to 10 burgers, plus three cuts of steaks and a fresh catch of the day.
The menu makes for a fascinating summary of every current trend. There's kale, Kennebec fries, Brussels sprouts, sweet potato fries, "steakhouse street tacos" (with tenderloin, corn hash and Hatch chile salsa), a bag of beignets for dessert. I mean, this thing has it all.
Burgers include a cheeseburger, lamb burger, turkey burger, tuna burger, a "Benedict" with an egg on top, and one standout entry: a crab cake burger. That's original.
There is also an appetizer of Japanese eggplant in a miso glaze with bonito shavings and daikon sprouts; sounds like an Ishizuka dish.
The wine list will feature 100 wines under $100, which sounds catchy — although maybe not as catchy as "25 wines under $25"? And following another current trend, there will be local beer and craft cocktails.
Lincoln, who still has two branches of her Dee Lincoln's Tasting Room & Bubble Bar at Cowboys Stadium and Rosewood Court, says in the release that her loyal clientele will come for a steak, but she is trying to draw the younger Uptown Dallas diner as well. Ergo the burger.