Nick Badovinus News
One of Dallas' most popular chefs has a new restaurant: Called Brass Ram, it's a restaurant from chef Nick Badovinus, dedicated to prime rib, now open in the East Quarter, the development from Todd Interests on the eastern edge of downtown Dallas.
The restaurant is on the second floor of the distinctive triangular former Magnolia Oil building at 2130 Commerce St., where Badovinus also has another restaurant National Anthem, that opened in late 2021.
A release calls Brass Ram his "homage to classic mid-century prime rib joints" -- Ruth's Chris, one presumes -- with a throwback menu that features salt- and pepper-cured prime rib, finished with a tallow butter rub.
Other menu items include:
- Iceberg Chunk with bacon, tomato, and bleu cheese or Thousand Island dressing
- French Dip with 12 ounces of shaved prime rib
- tomahawk pork chop
- buccatini ammiraglio with lobster, tomato, and scampi butter
The cocktail menu includes more than 70 bourbons and whiskeys plus martinis made in four possible versions with gin or vodka.
The restaurant seats 120 and decor is done in quintessential Badovinus style, with one-of-a-kind finds such as collected books, framed photographs of Marilyn Monroe, and brass stags. Key phrases: "cozy mid-century vintage warmth" and "the feeling of a private club."
They'll be open for dinner only, Tuesday-Saturday 5-10 pm and Friday and Saturday 5-11 pm.
It's time for some quotes:
“I’m ready to welcome people to Brass Ram in East Quarter,” Badovinus says. “It’s one of three restaurants I’m bringing to this amazing neighborhood and I’m looking forward to guests experiencing my fully realized version of a prime rib spot done Flavor Hook style.”
“No one has made a greater impact on the Dallas dining scene than Nick Badovinus since he opened Neighborhood Services,” said Todd Interests managing partner Patrick Todd. “We are honored that he selected East Quarter as the location for his pinnacle restaurant, Brass Ram.”