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Former Craft Dallas Chef Jeff Harris to Open RedFork Tavern in April

This just in from former Craft Dallas chef de cuisine, Jeff Harris. Alongside Harris is chef Matt Balke, former sous chef at York Street

Chef Jeff Harris, the highly acclaimed former chef de cuisine of craft |Dallas, andteam, are excited to announce the opening of their new restaurant, RedFork Tavern. RedFork plans to open its doors in April, and will serve a menu dedicated to Harris’ unique take on New American cuisine.

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Located just south of Dallas’ trendy Henderson Avenue, RedFork’s cozy atmosphere, great location, and inviting patio will be spacious and fun for all to enjoy a delicious meal and sip their favorite cocktail.

RedFork’s menu was created by Executive Chef Jeff Harris, and Chef Matt Balke. Harris attended the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, NY. Later, while working at craft | New York, he gained inspiration from working under such well known chefs as Tom Colicchio and Damon Wise. In 2009 Harris became the chef de cuisine at craft | Dallas. Today, he is excited about the opportunity RedFork haspresented him to “do his own thing”. When asked what he would like to see RedFork become for the people of Dallas, Harris said, “We want RedFork to be a restaurant and bar that people come to all the time, not just a destination spot.”

Alongside Harris is Chef Matt Balke, former sous chef at York Street. Balke started his career as a kid washing dishes at a small resort in Concan, TX, and eventually attended C.I.A. in Hyde Park, NY. He is excited to work with such a talented chef as Jeff Harris. “He shares the same passion for food that I do and I know that we will be able to bring something special to Dallas, and really showcase some of thelocal flavors of the area”.

RedFork will offer a wonderful brunch menu, a full dinner menu, and a “late night” menu consisting of pizzas straight from the restaurant’s wood-burning brick oven, that both Harris and Balke are excited about utilizing. They will also offer a lot of smaller plates for patrons who prefer to share, while enjoying a specialty cocktail or a glass from the affordable wine selection. Some examples of these smaller plates include Baked Oysters, Fried Pickles, and Warm Burrata Mozzarella. A few of their favorite entrée options include Grilled Hanger Steak, the RedFork Burger, and even crispy Veal Sweetbreads.

For more information, diners are invited to visit our website at (http://www.redforkdallas.com). For more information please email mray@redforkdallas.com. Follow us on Facebook (RedFork Tavern) and Twitter for constant updates and Grand Opening details!

9 comments on “Former Craft Dallas Chef Jeff Harris to Open RedFork Tavern in April

  1. Does anybody know exactly where on Fitzhugh? I am wracking my brains trying to think of a space that has been vacant and has a patio.

  2. Everyone in Dallas has reason to be excited for this place to open. Having worked with Chef Jeff before, it’s going to be great having him cook his own style of food, in his own style of restaurant. Bring on the sweetbreads and charcuterie!

  3. I live close by and that’s a real “iffy” location. Like in, rough Hispanic neighborhood. Let’s hope it’s the start of a positive trend. God knows, that neighborhood needs it.

  4. I just checked it out and it is a rough neighborhood, but not too far off 75 and will have some good, hopefully well lit, parking.

  5. I probably live closer than you do, Twinwillow. What exactly makes this place rough? Is it the fact that there are Hispanics? The drunkies from the bar cause more headache than the Hispanic demographic. The place is crawling with police so I really don’t consider the place rough. There are several high end apartment complexes near by. All that is needed is a new place for people to go to.

  6. I probably live closer than you do, Twinwillow. What exactly makes this place rough? Is it the fact that there are Hispanics? The drunkies from the bar cause more headache than the Hispanic demographic. The place is crawling with police so I really don’t consider the place rough. There are several high end apartment complexes near by. All that is needed is a new place for people to go to.