According to a post on Dallasfood.org, Dali Wine Bar in One Arts Plaza has closed. I tried the restaurant’s phone and owner Paul Pinnell’s cell and got no answer. I called David McMillan, chef and general manager at Screen Door across the patio. He was crazy busy but said through the hostess that Dali is “temporarily closed.” Stay tuned for more details.
UPDATE: From owner Paul Pinnell
“After a grand and successful two year plus run in the Arts District, Dali has elected to close its door July 1st. The concept was everything and more than I hoped for–and has both the structure and magic to roll out in other cities. Strong support from theater district venues, devoted patrons, enthusing oenophiles and One Arts Plaza was most rewarding. As for now, plans are for a well earned short reprieve…then it’s back to work in Dallas’ vibrant restaurant scene with plans of future innovation.”, states Paul Pinnell.
“Maintaining a Four-Star rating by The Dallas Morning News, Dali also got the #1 pick of favorite Dallas restaurants in 2009 by Texas Monthly, swept all “Best of Awards” upon opening in 2008 and was featured with critical acclaim in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure publications–highlighted by a James Beard appearance in New York City last year. ”
(I regret that I will be out of town with family and not available for further comments. Thank you.)
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