Update on Jan. 18: This story has been updated throughout to reflect the opening date and new information about the restaurant.
Inventive restaurant Stephan Pyles Flora Street Cafe at Hall Arts will soon have a neighbor when Musumé, an Asian restaurant, opens in the Dallas Arts District on Jan. 24.
Musumé will be the second of up to four restaurants at Hall Arts, the new building that looks directly at the Winspear Opera House and the Meyerson Symphony Center from the Flora Street side: good access for theatergoers. The restaurant will also serve as a lunch and dinner spot for the businesspeople who work at 18-story KPMG Plaza in downtown Dallas.
The restaurant comes from Josh Babb, who was affiliated with Victory Park sushi restaurant Kenichi Dallas, plus more casual places Chop Shop in Carrollton and Roanoke and Prohibition Chicken in Lewisville. Musume's executive chef is Ken Lumpkin, formerly of the awesomely-named New Orleans restaurant MoPho.
Designer Dana Foley of Architecture and Design by Gensler describes the restaurant as a "sophisticated, casual Japanese restaurant focused on great food, cocktails and late-night sushi." Sake, too: more than 100 kinds, plus sake on tap. The restaurant will also sell Japanese whiskey. See the dinner menu below.
Hungry folks, the Dallas Arts District is home to a swath of restaurants, including Stephan Pyles' restaurant and several in One Arts Plaza: Asian restaurant Tei-An; breakfast place Yolk; Jorge's Tex-Mex Cafe; and American restaurant Proof + Pantry.
Hall Arts is a three-phase development in the Dallas Arts District. The second phase is another high-rise with condos, attached to a hotel that will be "similar in quality to the Ritz," developer Craig Hall told The Dallas Morning News in 2015.