There's foodie news from a new hotel coming to Dallas' Arts District: The JW Marriott Dallas Arts District, scheduled to open in spring 2023, will debut with three dining venues, and an award-winning chef to oversee it all.
The hotel has appointed Jonah Friedmann as Executive Chef for the hotel’s three food and beverage outlets, which are as follows:
- Margaret's, a three meal farm-to-table restaurant featuring an open kitchen and 30-seat bar
- Vincent's, an outdoor lounge on the hotel’s 11th floor with views of the Dallas Arts District
- 800 North, a coffee-to-cocktails concept in the lobby on the street level of North Harwood Street
Friedmann is a native of Chicago who attended both the Culinary Institute of America and Johnson & Wales. He brings more than a decade of experience including tenures at hotels across the U.S. ranging from boutiques to 1,700-room hotels, most recently the Virgin Dallas.
He's been featured on NBC’s Texas Today and, most importantly, was nominated for a CultureMap Tastemaker Awards in 2022 for Rising Star Chef.
It's too early for menu details but Friedmann has a vision, which he shares in a statement.
“My vision for Margaret's menu includes modern takes on Texas favorites with a focus on experience and seasonal ingredients that make Texas cuisine unique,” he says.
He'll also oversee banquet and catering services offered in the hotel’s 10 meeting rooms, which comprise more than 22,200 square feet of flexible event space, with options for catering events large and small.
This will be the first JW Marriott in the city of Dallas. JW Marriott Hotels are the chain's the most select and significant properties.
It's from the Sam Moon Group, and is located across from First United Methodist Church, across from the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, and Crow Museum of Asian Arts. It's going up on top of a parking structure, starting on the 11th floor of the property; the Moons bought air rights, which is totally cool.
It'll have 23 floors, 267 rooms, meeting and conference areas, ballrooms, fitness center, and a mid-air pool and deck with 40-foot ceilings, cabanas, and outdoor event space offering downtown views.