Emmaline, the highly anticipated trattoria-inspired eatery taking over the former Teala's space on West Dallas, is slated to open next month from restaurateur Sam Governale, chef and NY transplant Dimitri Voustinas (formerly of NY's Bar Boulud, Motorino Pizza and La Gamelle) and creative director Ashley Putman. The eatery will offer all-day dining with coffee, cocktails and a menu of the American bent with a touch of European and Mediterranean influence.
Menu highlights include seared scallops with grilled zucchini and flower, sorrel and crispy black rice; charbroiled oysters, Fontina fondue and shareable plates, tea sandwiches at lunch, eggy dishes and mascarpone pancakes at brunch, and a dessert that is really speaking to us — Backyard Wedding Cake with praline and coconut.
A lounge area will feature a centralized bar and seating area for 20 in what a press release calls "secluded, Hollywood-style booths" — the eatery has been influenced by The Ivy in West Hollywood, among other spots. There will also be seating for 80 in the dining area, with sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows and a chandelier from Teala’s, along with a climate-controlled wine room for some 1,500 bottles curated by Governale, and a 50-seat sunroom as well. Outside, a brick patio will be dog-friendly, and a second floor will also feature a terrace and room inside for private dining.
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Emmaline, 3210 West Dallas
Opening in September for lunch, dinner and late-night service daily, weekend brunch, and Sunday family-style dinner.