Deep Ellum Closure
If you loved the brunch at Filament Dallas, then today is your last chance: The Deep Ellum restaurant will close for good on August 13. A staffer says that the restaurant is closing "for a variety of reasons," but mostly due to the fact that there hasn't been much business lately.
"We're a big place, and it's hard to keep it full," she says.
The restaurant opened in early 2016 as the more casual concept from chef Matt McCallister, who'd already covered fine-dining at his fancier FT33 in Dallas' Design District. But Filament had an inconsistent tenure, with chef Cody Sharp leaving only a few months after opening, and other chefs cycling in and out.
McCallister tells SidDish that it was a "big mistake" not to cater to the Deep Ellum crowd, also recently changed the profile of FT33 into a different model with a four-course prix fixe.
Filament will stay open most of the day on Sunday with a skeleton staff, mostly management, and will close depending on how the day goes. "For dinner, we're thinking of doing a family-style all-you-can-eat and just close when the food runs out," the spokesperson says.