Statler Dallas downtown hotel swaps out Tex-Mex for new steakhouse
The Statler Dallas hotel in downtown Dallas is swapping out Tex-Mex and swapping in steak: Goodbye to Primo’s MX Kitchen & Lounge, which closed on Sunday February 19.
But its restaurant management company Refined Hospitality Concepts already has a replacement in the works: a steakhouse called LVI.
According to a release it'll open in May.
LVI is 56 in Roman numerals and references the history of the hotel, which first opened in 1956. The restaurant will embrace the Statler's iconic mid-century style.
The dining room will reflect a classic private club feel, with a dramatic wine display as guests enter the restaurant. Private dining spaces will be available for meetings and intimate gatherings.
Chef Leo Morales envisions LVI as a contemporary interpretation of the classic steakhouse, with prime beef complemented by nonbeef dishes such as bone-in Duroc pork chops, seafood, salads, and "an array of hand-crafted side dishes." Hand-crafted.
Statler general management manager Adam Gollub says in a statement that LVI will add "fine dining elegance."
"We know that our hotel guests, the residents of our 219 apartments and our downtown Dallas neighbors will make LVI their go-to destination for special events," Gollub says.
As the release notes, the Statler was hailed as a wonder of design and had a number of firsts, including the first hotel elevator music and the first in-room TVs.
The Statler's other in-house restaurant Scout is reopening, and will integrate favorites from both the Primo’s menu and the former Scout menu.