Arts District Eats

New Artisan restaurant offers casual eats in Dallas Arts District

New Artisan restaurant offers casual eats in Dallas Arts District

The Artisan Dallas Arts District
The Artisan team includes John Gilbert (left) and Michael Gooch. Photo courtesy of The Artisan

Downtown Dallas' Arts District gets a casual-eats option with a new restaurant called The Artisan, slated to open at the Hall Arts complex in late 2017. The restaurant will be located at 2330 Flora St., on the Texas Sculpture Walk and Hall Arts Event Terrace, where it will be open for breakfast, lunch, and happy hour. According to a release, the menus will be chef-driven, with bold flavors and locally sourced ingredients.

The Artisan's service area will incorporate the design of a bakery and bistro with walk-up refrigerated cases containing prepared entrees, salads, grab-n-go items, and pastries. The culinary staff will operate "interactive, chef-attended stations" serving hot entree selections, pastas, salads, and hot sandwiches prepared to order. There'll also be a patio bar serving small plates and cheese, plus charcuterie boards.

The Artisan will also do catering and manage the event terrace at KPMG Plaza at Hall Arts for public event rental.

It joins the previously announced Musumé, the Asian concept from Josh Babb, of Rock Libations, the restaurant group behind Shooters in Victory Park and Chop Shop.

Hall Group founder and chairman Craig Hall says that The Artisan will complement Musumé's offerings as well as Stephan Pyles' Flora Street Café by offering a casual dining and happy hour option.

The Artisan represents a combined effort between G Texas Custom Catering, owned by entrepreneur John Gilbert, and executive chef Michael Gooch, who has worked with G Texas since 2014 and who previously worked with the Omni, Andrew Ormsby Catering, and Whole Foods Market.

To manage the construction and design of The Artisan, G Texas is collaborating with Level 5, a Texas-based design group whose portfolio includes Truck Yard and Twisted Root Burger.

"Our goal is to create a brand that is recognized as the Arts District’s destination where guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails, premium wines, and local craft beers accompanied by fresh, local fare in a stylish and fun environment," says Gilbert in a release.

Hall Arts is the five-acre, mixed-use 
development on two city blocks from Hall Group. The second phase of the development will include an exclusive luxury condo high-rise with an attached boutique hotel.