Exterior of 400 S. Record, formerly the Belo Building, in downtown Dallas on Thursday, June 8, 2017. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News)

Exterior of 400 S. Record, formerly the Belo Building, in downtown Dallas on Thursday, June 8, 2017. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News)

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[Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the opening date, Nov. 17, 2017, and share the menu.]

If you've driven by Union Station, the Omni hotel or The Dallas Morning News in downtown Dallas anytime recently, it's hard to miss a new restaurant, covered in gold scales and jutting out of the second story of the high-rise at 400 Record Street.

That's Bullion, the French brasserie from one of Dallas' best-known chefs, Bruno Davaillon. He's the former top toque at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek; he left the legendary Dallas restaurant to open a restaurant that's truly his.

Bullion opens Nov. 17 after some construction delays.

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Bullion is Davaillon's take on a brasserie. Well, sort of, he told us back in June: "When I talk about brasserie, I talk about the vibe and energy I want in there," he explains.

The food will be French, but it'll reflect the evolution of French cuisine over the past 20 years, Davaillon says. "If you go to Paris right now, or France in general ... chefs do more casual and a less formal environment, but they do great food," he explains. "That is what I will try to do here: Some really great food, but still approachable. And a more casual, more fun vibe."

He later said (via a press release): "French food doesn't have to be stuffy."

Diners will find the dishes on the menu mostly listed in French, with ingredients underneath. Some of the entrees include duck, roasted chicken, scallops and beef cheek. See the full menu below.

The 96-seat restaurant will be open for dinner first; lunch comes later. Pricing will be about $35 per person and $75 to $80, including wine, for dinner, Davaillon says.

Eventually, the building will also be home to a small stand in the lobby called BTG, or Bullion To Go: a shop that sells grab 'n go sandwiches, salads and breakfast items.

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