“Enjoy the ambiance of Downtown Dallas and the Dallas sky line while you’re able to dine on cuisine from eight different restaurants prepared with farm FRESH ingredients daily. The creative and talented chefs prepare authentic delectable cuisine from eight different cultures that will send you on a foodie experience like no other. Located just across from Omni Dallas. “

Trey (Chow Down) Chapman

I found Foodie Heaven 8 Delicious Destinations, One Street!

 Hello fellow foodies and chowhounds,

Every once in a while folks will say, “You should see this place it’s amazing”. They sometimes say anything to get your attention about something new they’ve tired. Folks just want to share their happiness! This was exactly what I was told about Restaurants On Lamar at the Taste Of Dallas this year. I just had to see it!

Last month I was invited to tour the NEW Restaurants On Lamar at the Omni hotel in Dallas. I thought to myself, it must be some restaurants inside the Omni Hotel? If I’ve learned anything in my five decades on this earth in the food and drink business is that one should NEVER EVER have preconceived notions about anything. Especially when it comes to restaurants nowadays.  Making assumptions can sometimes lead ya to be wrong.

That’s exactly what happened to me when it came to Restaurants On Lamar. What I thought about it before seeing it was nothing like it actually was… not even close!

When I pulled up to the Omni I drove past a cluster of restaurants across from the Omni on Lamar Street. It was at this point I started to grasp what was happening. Restaurants On Lamar is an amazing new concept at the Omni Dallas. They have eight different restaurants, three different bars, each with beer, drinks, or creative cocktails. Each location falls under one blanket drinking permit so you can walk around with your drinks while you dine and socialize. It also includes one of the largest sports bars I’ve ever visited with private booths and VIP areas available. These restaurants are eight separate concepts complete with skilled chefs with creative farm-fresh chef-driven menus at each one. They have award-winning cuisine with impeccable customer service. They have creative and colorful cocktails that number in the hundreds tasting like heaven. To make this new concept even better they have FREE parking for customers. I’m talking about over 400 spaces plenty of parking NOT like you normally find in the DFW area these days where you’re hunting for a parking space or walking a mile after parking. FREE parking in downtown Dallas, WHAT? Well now! Free parking, eight different restaurant concepts, three bars, a sports bar, four patios one with a big outdoor fireplace, and a roof top patio and bar all in the same location? Boy, now you have my attention!

Think about the holidays, birthdays, parties, events, and anniversaries that can be celebrated at Restaurants in Lamar. I want you to stop and think just consider this fact for a minute… You have family in town, but it’s hard because so many folks like different cuisine and they just can’t decide where to dine. Well, at Restaurants on Lamar that is not an issue. You can visit several locations and enjoy different food cultures and food groups. Maybe you want to have a special anniversary you can eat in one spot, have dessert at another spot, and then have a few cocktails after that. You never have to leave Restaurants On Lamar.

Here is my favorite situation of all, the family trap. Honey our house isn’t big enough to have all your family members; I don’t want them all over here at the same time! What do we do? Well, Trey’s Chow Down just saved the day, your relationship, and your families combined over all happiness. Invite them all to meet you at Restaurants On Lamar for an evening or daytime packed with family fun and deliciousness. Heck, have them meet you at the Biergarten On Lamar first get them all to lighten up before you head out on your restaurant tour. If they’re coming from out of town they can book a room at Omni and BAM you meet them at Restaurants On Lamar a.k.a. a Trey’s Chow Down delicious destination.

Now that I have your attention I want to discuss each restaurant concept so you understand what we are talking about at this delicious destination.

BIERGARTEN

An authentic, German-style beer garden greets guests with a selection of German beer and cuisine. Diners and drinkers can enjoy views of the skyline on a wrap-around patio and take in a delicious trip to Germany via bratwursts and schnitzel. Biergarten also serves up local Dallas brews for those wishing to stay close to home.

BLACK SHIP LITTLE KATANA

East and West collided in 1852, when Matthew Perry of the USA Steam Navy was assigned to open ports to the west trade. Saltwater stained his metal ships black as he made his way to Japan and therefore, the Japanese referred to them as ‘black ships’. The story is brought to life in traditional Japanese, Korean and American dishes.

BOB’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE

Bob’s Steak & Chop House is a nationally renowned steak house specializing in the finest corn-fed, Midwestern prime beef. The menu formula at this Dallas culinary landmark is simple: incredible meat, gigantic shrimp, fabulous salads and decadent desserts. Classic steak house food prepared and presented in a manner that Bon Appétit calls “the kind of fare you’ll want to go back for again and again.”

Quality and service are two of the main ingredients that make up the culture, along with a quintessential Dallas dining experience. Because of the caliber of the product, servers exude a friendly confidence that charges the atmosphere and restaurant with vitality. Award-winning food, educated service, and warm, classic décor make dining at Bob’s Steak & Chop House an outstanding experience.

CAFE HERRERA

In 1971, Momma Herrera opened her first restaurant with the familiar recipes she grew up within Mexico. Fast forward to 2015 and the family tradition is carried to Omni Dallas’s Restaurants on Lamar with the Herrera family continuing to showcase the authentic, upscale Mexican cuisine including classic enchiladas, street tacos, and signature margaritas. Vibrant colors and fixtures complement the textures of Mexico the Herrera family grew up in and give guests a lively backdrop to a fun foodie adventure.

COAL VINES

A casual, neighborhood restaurant, Coal Vines brings New York style pizza and traditional pasta dishes to life. Also featured is a wine list with something for everyone’s palette and budget so diners may take in fine vino without breaking the bank. Dine with the locals at Dallas’ favorite pizza destination or enjoy delivery to your room.

A cocktail from Pegasus Bar

TEXAS SPICE

Texas Spice, serving three meals daily, captures the true flavor of Texas with an emphasis on local ingredients and southern style offering a twist on hometown classics. The innovative farm-to-market concept incorporates the freshest ingredients to create great food and a casual dining experience. The rustic interior was designed with repurposed materials that include red brick walls, garage-door-style doors, and wood details. Whether dining in the main dining room, a private dining room or on the spacious outdoor patio, every guest is sure to feel connected to the history of Dallas while enjoying the comfort of a home-cooked meal.

Texas Spice “Recently named a Diners’ Choice Winner by OpenTable.com.”

THE OWNERS BOX

The Owners Box at Omni Dallas Hotel is a sports lover’s dream with state-of-the-art features and the latest technology including a 16-foot screen for viewing the game. The full-service bar and authentic menu is just the start to an amazing sports bar. Never miss the game again with private game-watching tables that include sound isolating technology and interactive scheduling to fit your needs. Enjoy the big game from every angle on multiple LCD HDTVs, patio dining and oversized seating areas.

After 9:00 p.m., guests must be 21+ to enter The Owners Box. This time is subject to change due to special events; please contact the hotel with any questions.

Pegasus Bar Omni Hotel

Pegasus Bar is overlooking restaurants on Lamar and is Texas chic. Great drinks, cocktails, trendy décor and good vibes. You can see the big restored neon Pegasus Bar from the windows. They also have a big outdoor patio to enjoy with a big floor space if you so desire to move about.

See you at the table!

Trey (Chow Down) Chapman

 

A Treasure From The East Meets West!

Good Day,

Black Ship little katana Sushi Bar

Trey’s Chow Down had the pleasure of dining at Black Ship little katana at the NEW Restaurants on Lamar Street in Dallas. The “Restaurants On Lamar” Street is a fantastic new concept across from the Omni Dallas. They have seven different restaurants that represent 7 different cultures to dine, drink and socialize.  It’s a one-stop shop for dining, drinking, and socializing. Black Ship little katana is located in the heart of the restaurants on Lamar. They even have FREE parking for restaurants and bars which is a TEXAS SIZED plus.

As soon as we walked in I took notice of the cozy atmosphere and the upbeat vibe. I loved the entire decor and the story about how Odes Kim created Black Ship little katana. Food always taste better with a story and Black Ship little katana has a fantastic one to tell.

“In 1852, Matthew Perry, father of the USA Steam Navy, was assigned a diplomatic mission by American President Millard Fillmore to open Japanese ports to the west trade. The Admiral sailed 4 steamships from Norfolk, Virginia to Japan. Along that trip the saltwater stained the metal ships black. At that time, the Japanese had never seen such machines and referred to them as the “black ships”. This is where we take our name.

Perry didn’t just open up Japan but all of Asia. This fateful meeting of the East and West cultures plays out in their menu. You will find their creative spin on traditional Japanese, Korean and American dishes. Black Ship is the creation of Odes Kim, the master mind of prized local sushi restaurant Little Katana in Highland Park.

Tuna at Black Ship little katana

The story is fantastic but the cuisine and service are even better. We tried several dishes each had it’s own delicious flavor profile. All the dishes are prepared with farm fresh ingredients and the fish is so fresh it might as well be jumping in the water out back. The Wagyu beef they serve needs no introduction it’s fresh and packed with flavor.” – http://lkblackship.com/

We tried the Wagyu Steak on the hot rock which was thinly sliced wagyu and served with ponzu and Thai chili sauce. It was tender, juicy and packed with flavor after cooking on the hot rock. I just loved how the beef sounded sizzling on that hot rock. I was thinking, everyone be quiet I want to hear my beef sizzling on that rock! The aroma of the Wagyu beef on the hot rock was just mind-altering to my senses. I was thinking, if anyone touches that beef before I do I’m going to shank them with my fork, lol!

The sushi was farm fresh and prepared perfectly. We watched them prepare it and roll it right in front of our eyes. I love watching them prepare our cuisine! I’m a big fan of open kitchens and friendly staff members. The rolled, we laughed, and had lots of fun. I’m always asking questions about food to the staff and of course the sushi they where rolling for us. In the worlds of one of my dinner guest after tasting the sushi, “Oh my! Where has this place been all my life?”, to which I responded, “You’re here now so lap it up and let’s chow down until we pop!”

When I dine, it is TRUTHFULLY an experience. I will spend generally between two and four hours eating, drinking, reviewing the menu, talking with staff and watching the operation. I believe one should enjoy life and absorb all the experiences when dining! It should be a memorable experience, one not to be forgotten. As I always say, and it’s my slogan: Live, Eat, Drink, Laugh, and Love!

I could throw a bunch of big words around to describe how awesome our experience was at Black Ship little katana but I’ll just say this…

If you’re looking for a fantastic place with an upbeat vibe, farm fresh creative cuisine, and a staff that will put the letters S.S.W.S. in your meal then head over and chow down at Black Ship little katana at Restaurants On Lamar Street in Dallas, Texas. Be sure and tell the manager that Trey sent you. Just so you know what S.S.W.S. stands for my friends it means  “Superior Service With A Smile”, which is what you will get from Black Ship little katana every time.

10 cowboy hats out of 10 for this cowboy, a perfect score!

We loved it. See you at the table.

Trey “Chow Down” Chapman