Bird cage lamps at The Royale - Magnificent Burgers in Plano, Texas, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (Jae S. Lee/The Dallas Morning News)

Bird cage lamps at The Royale - Magnificent Burgers in Plano, Texas, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (Jae S. Lee/The Dallas Morning News)

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Walk into the Royale Magnificent Burgers in West Plano and you're transported onto what feels like the set of a Wes Anderson film, where birdcages are chandeliers and onion rings come stacked on a miniature giraffe's neck. Eclectic is a word.

That odd aesthetic will pop up on Maple Avenue in 2018, where a new The Royale in Dallas will be sandwiched between Italian restaurant Sprezza and Kansas City fancy barbecue joint 18th & Vine.

Unlike the Plano original, this new Royale will have two stories, and co-owner Richard Ellman plans to turn the upstairs into a bar. 

The bar at The Royale will look like "where your weird uncle makes drinks," Ellman says.

The Royale Magnificent Burgers does burgers and milkshakes.

The Royale Magnificent Burgers does burgers and milkshakes.

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Brent Hammer, chef at the Plano restaurant, will also be in charge of the kitchen at the new Dallas restaurant. The menu of burgers, fries and milkshakes will remain the same.

Ellman operates Apheleia Restaurant Group with his wife Tiffanee Ellman. The group also owns Oak, Pakpao Thai and El Bolero, each of which launched in the Dallas Design District. 

There's more to come for Apheleia besides the new Royale in Dallas. The Ellmans are opening two new restaurants in Fort Worth's newly-rebranded Crockett Row area: an El Bolero and a Pakpao. Separately, they're working on a two-story El Bolero, expected to open on Fitzhugh in Dallas in several months.

Here's a look at the coed hand-washing station outside the restrooms at The Royale in Plano. The Royale is expected to open in Dallas in 2018. 

Here's a look at the coed hand-washing station outside the restrooms at The Royale in Plano. The Royale is expected to open in Dallas in 2018. 

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