A restaurant that's a brunch favorite in Oak Cliff is expanding: Victor Hugo's, which has been serving New American bistro-style cuisine in Oak Cliff for the past five years, will open a second location, this one in a popular shopping center in Richardson.
VH has taken over the former Kabobi Fresh Mediterranean space at 100 S. Central Expy., in the same center as Alamo Drafthouse, and will open a location there in the fall.
The restaurant is the namesake of chef and restaurateur Victor Hugo, who moved to Dallas from California in 2008.
He worked primarily for the Lombardi's group at Bistro 31 in Highland Park Village, before founding his own place, which he opened at 1115 N. Beckley Ave., next door to Johnathan's. The Oak Cliff location had been home to a variety of restaurants such as Outpost Tavern and an Argentinian restaurant called La Carreta, before VH brought some continuity.
The menu includes quesadillas with brie, bacon, and mushroom; Akaushi beef tenderloin tips with tagliatelle pasta, mushrooms, English peas, whiskey cream sauce, Texas wagyu burger on a kaiser roll with bacon, fontina, avocado, and grain mustard.
According to Hugo's wife Brianna Ruelas, who also handles marketing, the restaurant will open in October, "barring city permitting delays."