Chef Stimulates Tastebuds, Downtown Dallas Economy

Stephen Pyles opens his second Dallas restaurant

By Ellen Goldberg
|  Thursday, Oct 8, 2009  |  Updated 10:49 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Stephan Pyles Embraces Downtown Dallas, Again

NBCDFW.com

Samar is on the edge of downtown Dallas.

advertisement
Photos and Videos

Stephan Pyles Embraces Downtown Dallas, Again

World-renowned chef Stephan Pyles now owns two restaurants within two blocks of each other in downtown Dallas.
More Photos and Videos

World-renowned chef Stephan Pyles now owns two restaurants within two blocks of each other in downtown Dallas.

At a time when many restaurateurs have been steering clear of downtown Dallas, Pyles is embracing it.

“I like to be a part of a new burgeoning movement,” Pyles said. “I knew the arts district was about to pop, five, six, seven years ago when I started looking down here.”

His newest creation is Samar, on the edge of downtown Dallas.

“It’s a long time in the making, but perfect timing,” Pyles said. “We are right in the middle of the opening of all the new arts venues.”

The new AT&T Performing Arts Center is just days from opening it's doors to the public.

”Starting next week, this whole area will be transformed with all the gala openings, wall-to-wall traffic and people," Pyles said.

And Texas' top chef is predicting it will be a recipe for success.

"I tell people Dallas will finally be becoming the city we thought we were," Pyles said.

Pyles said the prices at Samar are recession-friendly. There is nothing on the menu that costs more than $12.

The restaurant will also stay open until 2 a.m. to accommodate diners after opera and theater performances.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out