Uptown Switch Up

Uptown Dallas loses longtime dining staple Palomino Euro Bistro

Uptown Dallas loses longtime dining staple Palomino Euro Bistro

Palomino European Bistro, Restaurant
Farewell to Palomino, a longtime Uptown staple. Palomino Dallas/Facebook

A longtime restaurant at The Crescent in Uptown Dallas is closing: After nearly 20 years, Palomino Euro Bistro will shut down, to be replaced by Sixty Vines, a pizzeria-wine bar that opened in Plano in 2016.

According to a spokesperson for Palomino, the restaurant will close in the spring. "We're going to send an email to our subscribers so they have a few weeks to dine, but we think the closing will be early March," she said.

A spokesman for Sixty Vines confirmed that the Plano restaurant would be opening its second branch at The Crescent and said that they were in hiring mode.

Sixty Vines will join a slew of new restaurants at the Crescent, including Moxie's Grill and Bar, the Canadian concept from Dallas Stars' owner Tom Gaglardi; Shake Shack, the much-hyped burger stand with frozen French fries; and Ascension Coffee, the small coffee chain from Russell Hayward.

Palomino opened at the Crescent with a splash in 1997. A concept from Restaurants Unlimited, a Seattle-based company that owns 20 restaurant chains, it had a chic, West Coast vibe, with thin-crust pizza, vegetarian dishes, and fresh seafood that surpassed what most other restaurants in Dallas were doing.

Restaurants Unlimited also owns Henry's Tavern, which has a branch in Plano.

The news of the closure appears to have been abrupt. The restaurant was still posting updates on its Facebook page as recently as February 17, and it was only recently given a new street entrance and an outdoor deck, as part of an ongoing massive renovation at The Crescent.

Sixty Vines is the concept from Front Burner, former owners of Twin Peaks and current owner of Plano restaurants such as Whiskey Cake and Mexican Sugar. In addition to pizza, Sixty Vines has a focus on wine, with wines on tap.