Dallas Welcomes Two New Extraordinary Restaurants

By Ashley Nigro

Circo (Dallas, TX)

Circo, a famed restaurant founded in New York by Sirio Maccioni in 1996, has officially opened its new upscale Dallas Uptown location, 2619 McKinney Avenue, on October 18th in collaboration with White ROC Hospitality Group. The grand opening was just as luxurious and glitzy as the Circo concept itself with many thrilled guests who had the opportunity to explore the 25,000 square-foot space and enjoy a performance by legendary actor, singer, and author, Gianni Russo.

With the opening of Circo restaurant, Circo Beach and the Member’s Lounge, the restaurant has expressed their excitement to bring years of hospitality, entertainment and perfected Italian Coastal Cuisine to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Circo, which is the Italian word for ‘Circus,’ is based off of Sirio Maccioni’s view that the restaurant experience is similar to a European Circus and is a theme found in some of the families other luxurious global dining establishments such as Le Cirque. All in all, guests can expect the unexpected and to be entertained when dining at this establishment.

This two-story restaurant includes a 180-seat dining room that features a lavish menu as well as a glass-enclosed garde manger station for live action cold dish preparations and seafood display. Nothing but the best is provided with fresh selections that are flown in daily, hand-painted truffles in the exhibition wine cellar, and a private social members lounge with a full bar. The décor is composed of neutral undertones adorned with metallic accents that reach the second floor exterior.

Through the option of either an individual or business membership club, guests can enjoy a personalized experience that is custom to their needs. Access to private events, cocktail tastings, wine pairings, and array of entertainment options from art and fashion shows to live music are just some of the perks that can be expected. The 70-seat Members Lounge sits above the main dining room overlooking McKinney Avenue and is complete with two pools, soothing mini-spa services, cabanas, savory bites and sips.

Stop by to check out Circo from 5pm to 10pm Monday through Wednesday and 5pm to 11pm Thursday through Saturday. Acquire access to the Members Lounge through the membership application or make a reservation.

Merchant House (Dallas, TX)

Apheleia Restaurant Group, known as ARG Concepts, has recently opened a brand new concept, Merchant House. Located on 4040 Maple Ave, you will find the yellow house that exudes 30-foot ceilings and comprises the intriguing, yet elegant Merchant House.

Visitors can expect the décor and ambiance of this restaurant and bar theme to be elegant and intimate with their homey and airy atmosphere. Multiple rooms have been carefully planned to the detail, creating a flawless vibe for cocktails and conversation. The idea behind Merchant House is to trade your usual dining experience for one that is out of the norm and very unlikely to forget. Additionally, the upstairs bar and patio offer stunning views of the city while providing the perfect place for you to mingle and make yourself at home.

The menu, in turn, is just as alluring as the layout. Start your morning off with a delicious juice or smoothie or enjoy a meal from their brunch, lunch, or dinner menu. Most of the menu, including the craft cocktails, offers both shareable, called ‘selfless,’ and individual, called ‘selfish,’ options to tailor your experience. Happy hour is Monday- Friday from 4pm to 7pm and includes select eats and drinks!

Merchant House is the ideal spot for a lunch business meeting, family dinner out, or cocktail spot after work. Make a reservation today!


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