Crown Block will open on the 18th floor which has been empty for more than two years.
A new steakhouse with seafood is set to open in Dallas’s iconic 560-foot Reunion Tower in a few months. The new restaurant named Crown Block will replace Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty which closed in May 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. While it will again offer guests the location’s expansive skyline views it will not spin 360 degrees as its predecessor did for 10 years.
Created by husband-wife duo Elizabeth Blau and chef Kim Canteenwalla, Crown Block will offer a rare steak program, some of which will be sourced from local ranchers, with both Texas wagyu and Japanese A5 wagyu. Though the couple, from Las Vegas and Vancouver respectively, are still in the process of finding local farmers, ranchers, distillers, and brewers to source from.
There will also be sushi and seafood options as well as a Bloody Mary bar, mimosa carts, and a wide selection of Texas wines, beers, and spirits. Though predominantly a luxury dinner spot, the Crown Block will also be open for brunch offering 360 daytime views.
“It’s just such a beautiful space, and the most dramatic time is during the day when you can see the 360-degree views,” Blau says. “We are passionate about our brunch, [and will bring a] Bloody Mary bar, mimosa carts, and things like that. We want to have fun with the menu.”
Blau is the founder and CEO of restaurant development company Blau + Associates while Canteenwalla has overseen kitchens around the world including the MGM Grand in Vegas and is currently the managing partner of Buddy V’s Ristorante at the Venetian. Together the couple co-own Honey Salt in Las Vegas and own The Victor in Vancouver collectively boasting an immensely impressive culinary background.
According to Elizabeth, the couple opted to not have the restaurant rotate so guests could enter and enjoy the “wow moment” without any distractions. Instead, the interior space has had a complete overhaul which accentuates the astounding panoramic views of the Dallas skyline without any interference with the spectacle already on offer. Those who seek a special event with rotating functionality can rent out the floor below which accommodates 175 seated guests.
Crown Block plans to open in the spring of 2023. Secret Dallas will keep readers updated as plans for the exciting new restaurant develop.
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