The tomahawk steak at Corrientes 348 in Dallas is a hefty portion. 

The tomahawk steak at Corrientes 348 in Dallas is a hefty portion. 

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We shared the news on Jan. 1, 2017 that an Argentine steakhouse called Corrientes 348 was headed to downtown Dallas. That's cool and all, but there was one important fact we shared alongside that news: Corrientes 348 is opening where Stephan Pyles was.

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If you'll remember, Stephan Pyles had a 10-year run in downtown Dallas. Its namesake chef Stephan Pyles is one of the city's best known, and the closure of his eponymous restaurant was a big deal.

(Pyles said at the time: "I think they're gonna miss this place more than I will." He was right. Pyles went on to open Stephen Pyles Flora Street Cafe at Hall Arts, a stunner of a restaurant that our critic says has some "thrilling" food.)

So what would come of Pyles' stately, vacant restaurant at 1807 Ross Avenue, some wondered in late 2016? Corrientes 348, a restaurant group that already exists in Brazil, is landing in the U.S. from restaurateurs Alda Boiani and Sidiclei Demartini.

Update: Corrientes 348 opened June 20, 2017.

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The restaurant has a special 20-seat bar situated around a grill. Sounds like an ideal spot for food lovers who want a show. 

The experience is "largely about patience," explains a press release, which means diners will be encouraged to sit, order a glass (or bottle) of malbec, and stay awhile.

Its la carte menu includes starters like empanadas and then choices of vegetables, meat and fish.

Corrientes 348 is located at 1807 Ross Ave., Dallas. Open now.

Corrientes 348 is a new Argentine steakhouse now open in the former Stephan Pyles restaurant space in downtown Dallas. 

Corrientes 348 is a new Argentine steakhouse now open in the former Stephan Pyles restaurant space in downtown Dallas. 

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