Time to ramble in to new neighborhood restaurant in Dallas' Snider Plaza
A neighborhood restaurant and bar in ritzy Dallas neighborhood Snider Plaza is set to debut: Ramble Room, from restaurateur Jon Alexis (TJ's Seafood, Malibu Poke), is coming to Snider Plaza at 6565 Hillcrest Ave #150, in a former location of The Biscuit Bar, which closed in 2021.
According to a release, Ramble Room will open March 6, starting with dinner seven days a week. Happy hour, lunch, and brunch will follow in the spring.
This is Alexis’ fourth concept and represents a shift away from his reputation for seafood, following his Tex-Mex restaurant Escondido Tex-Mex, which has been ablaze since it opened in November 2022.
That said, Ramble Room does serve seafood along with steaks, chops, sandwiches, and salads.
Starters include warm ricotta dip with truffle honey and toast, Swedish Meatballs with brown gravy, and French onion dip with porcini chips and optional caviar. Much dip.
There are also
- pastas made inhouse including pappardelle with Bolognese and rigatoni with Italian sausage & kale
- sandwiches, not just at lunch but also dinner including corned beef Reuben on marble rye and a 7-ounce burger with meat from Custom Meats on Lovers Lane, plus Gruyere and crispy onions on a brioche bun
- salads include Tomato Burrata with arugula, a wedge, and a Fried Chicken Spinach Salad
Steaks and chops include a 12-oz NY strip Steak Frite, Double-Cut Lamb Chops with chimichurri fingerlings, Panko Fried Bone-In Pork Milanese, and Brick Chicken with broccolini.
Seafood includes tuna tartare with wonton chips, salmon with cheesy grits, and soy-marinated tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes.
The menu was developed by Stan Rodrigues, who is the culinary director and Alexis' partner in his new restaurant group Imperial Fizz. Rodrigues has worked with Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group, Nick & Sam’s, Frontburner (Sixty Vines, Whiskey Cake), Harwood (St Anne, Te Deseo) and Flavorhook (Neighborhood Services, National Anthem).
Staircase at Ramble Room seems tailor-made for dramatic moments.Kathy Tran
Cocktails include a martini menu featuring Tito’s On Tap, which comes out at 38 degrees. The wine list ranges from bottles under $50 to big bottle splurges.
Decor includes a horseshoe bar covered in leathered-marble, gas lanterns on craftsman plaster walls, black leather booths and love seats, and a residential-inspired spiral staircase leading to a mezzanine that is available for large parties and private events.
The 4,500 square feet space is two stories with seating for 75 in the main dining room and 50 more on the patio.
The dining room has 20-foot floor-to-ceiling glass windows, noise-dampening acoustical tile, TVs hidden in the bar shelving, an open kitchen, and a pergola-covered patio with string lights, plants, and a fireplace.