At The Star, a 91-acre, $1.5 billion Dallas Cowboys complex under construction now in Frisco, “you work here, you play here and you sleep here,” says Stephen Jones, chief operating officer for the Cowboys. You can do at least one other thing at this entertainment district: eat.
The Star's team selected several well-known restaurants from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to open suburban outposts in Frisco. You likely know these ones: Mi Cocina, Neighborhood Services and Liberty Burger. The Neighborhood Services, which The Dallas Morning News has called "a terrific restaurant," will be located inside an Omni hotel on the property.
The complex will also have a Dee Lincoln Prime, a high-end steakhouse and sushi bar from restaurateur Dee Lincoln, co-founder of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House and the unofficial “steak queen” of Dallas. Notably, she also operates Dee Lincoln's Tasting Room & Bubble Bar inside the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Lincoln calls her coming-in-2017 restaurant, "beautiful and over-the-top, but also comfortable and elegant."
The Star is located near Warren Parkway and the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco. Other restaurants that have so far been announced at The Star include Nestle Toll House Cafe, a restaurant called Tupelo Honey Cafe and a gastropub from Chicago known as City Works.
Most of the restaurants will open in spring 2017.
City Works is described by Director of Marketing Angela Zoiss as a "true marriage of a great restaurant and a classy bar." Since it's located on Cowboys grounds, there's no surprise that it will have tons of televisions. City Works will also have a rooftop bar and more than 100 beers on draft, including some local brews. City Works is expected to open in April or May 2017.
Charlotte Jones says the sprawling Frisco complex is “all about passion -- about people performing beyond the level of expectation and bringing a unique experience here to The Star.” She’s speaking about The Star as a venue, which will allow professional athletes and Frisco’s high school athletes to share one complex, but she’s also talking about the "passionate" restaurateurs hand-picked to join The Star.
Read more about the sports side of this complex, including the Ring of Honor walk and video of Roger Staubach and Drew Pearson recreating the famous Hail Mary.
Just now hearing about The Star? Read more about its significance to Frisco.
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