First of all. It is not that of Carbone, local restaurateur Julian Barsotti, or related to him in any way. But they’re both classic Italian spots, and we anticipate some confusion between the two. Their websites are just a sneaky little letter different. Either way, while you’re waiting a month for a reservation at the new spot, head to the original Carbone’s in Dallas and feast on a big slice of lasagna Bolognese.
In recent years, there hasn’t been a more anticipated restaurant in Dallas than New York’s Carbone Dallas restaurant, which officially opened its doors this week.
This marks the opening of the fifth location under the world-renowned Carbone brand, with this location comfortably located in Dallas’ Design District. Carbone’s other locations include Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Miami and its home location in New York.
The arrival of Carbone marks the second restaurant opened in Dallas by Major Food Group. Founded by Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick and Rich Torrisi, MFG operates a portfolio of more than 30 restaurants, bars, private clubs and hotels around the world. All-day brunch establishment Sadelle’s opened earlier in March to rave reviews.
Carbone diners can expect large, bold and well-crafted plates meant for sharing. Signature dishes include spicy rigatoni with vodka sauce, a showy “alla ZZ” Caesar salad and a parmesan veal chop served with its bone.
Carbone’s press release also touted an “impressive selection” of vintage wines from around the world. In addition to the wine list, the bar serves patrons “perfectly executed Manhattans, daiquiris, and Gibsons.”
The pictures of the desserts have us looking for reservations, which are already full until April.
Ken Faulk, who is the Thrillist claims to “design the most beautiful bars in the world,” again partnered with MFG for Carbone’s Dallas location. Inspired by the idea of “fusing New York confidence with Venetian opulence and the finest Italian tradition,” Carbone claims serious style points for its unapologetically luxurious space and duty captains dressed in custom-designed burgundy suits. measure. Most notable is the inclusion of a private grotto designed by Faulk to be highly intimate and luxuriously over the top.
MFG has plans for more expansion, including Carbone Vino next spring, which will open next to the restaurant.
“Carbone was designed for Dallas and its vibrant, social community,” Zalaznick said. “So it’s a pleasure to finally share this legendary restaurant with such an amazing city, and there’s so much more to come.”
Carbone Dallas, 1617 Hi Line Drive, 5-11 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.