DALLAS — Editor's Note: The video above was uploaded in October 2022.
After months of waiting, an opening date has finally been announced for the newest restaurant at the top of Dallas' Reunion Tower.
Wolfgang Puck's Five Sixty restaurant shut down at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, then ultimately made the closure permanent.
Crown Block is owned by husband-wife business partners Elizabeth Blau and Chef Kim Canteenwalla. The duo says their menu is expansive, from the sushi and chilled seafood display to the dessert bar.
There's also a variety of options through the restaurant's steak and cocktail programs.
“Since the initial stages of imagining this concept, it was imperative for us to be part of the local culinary culture,” Canteenwalla said. “From working closely with small, local farms, ranchers and purveyors, Crown Block will offer the highest quality farm-raised meats and wild-caught seafood, capturing the true spirit of the Texas frontier and Gulf Coast.”
The chef's most excited for guests to try dishes like the Rosewood Ranch Bone-In Strip Steak, the Heartbrand Akaushi Striploin, and the Wagyu Croquettes.
The duo also named a few selections from the dessert bar. Be on the lookout for the Turtle Peanut Butter Candy Bar and Crème Brulee Donut Holes with Maple Cotton Candy.
Along with the restaurant, Crown Block will have an event space called The Crown Room. There will be room for around 200 guests for formal sit-down events and about 250 guests for a cocktail reception. For more intimate options, the room also has a semi-private space for up to 150 people.
Keep in mind, this new restaurant won't spin in 360 degrees as the venture's previously in the space did -- not on the 18th floor hosting the main Crown Block facility, anyway. The Crown Room will be on 17th floor, which can still rotate upon the request of those who book it.