New sophisticated restaurant opens in Dallas

On July 7, Brentwood replaced Houston to serve clients and guests with great sophistication and executive atmosphere and design according to a Dallas Morning News article from July 6. They say, 

“This restaurant location is an icon of Dallas dining,” says the restaurant group’s CEO and founder Hunter Pond, in a statement. Brentwood still has the dark-wood walls and split-level dining in the bar and in the sun room, but the whole room is airier, with more banquettes — the ideal setting for power lunches and date-night dinners.

Brentwood is the newest brand from parent company Vandelay Hospitality. None of its concepts stray too far from home. There’s Hudson House, Vandelay’s most well-known and prolific brand; East Hampton Sandwich Co., Pond’s original restaurant; Drake’s Hollywood, the Park Cities adjacent steakhouse; Lucky’s Chicken, the growing hot chicken spot; and D.L. Mack’s, another American restaurant.”

But Brentwood is not just all about great designs or noble and sophisticated atmosphere as it will also bring a different level of menu to Dallas according to a CultureMap Dallas article from July 6. They say,

“Entrees and sandwiches include three kinds of burgers:

  • The Classic, with L-T-O-P, American, mustard & mayo
  • Hickory with cheddar, crispy onions, jalapeños & barbecue sauce
  • Vegetable, a brown rice veggie burger with white cheddar & miso aioli

Salads include Cisco’s salad with rotisserie chicken, and a wedge with iceberg, blue cheese dressing, and a little extra: slices of New York strip.

Desserts include a glossy chocolate silk pie and wild berry cobbler, both baked in an on-site bakery.

The bar will feature cocktails, beer, and a thorough wine list. Keeping with Vandelay’s reputation for martinis, Brentwood’s staple selections include the Espresso Martini, with top shelf vodka and almond espresso; and the 50/50 Martini, with gin, vodka, and Lillet.”

Vandelay Hospitality Group’s Brentwood is the sixth concept ever since 2012—VHG’s founding year.