About 18 months ago we were preparing for the demise of fine dining and the end of Avner Samuel’s reign in Dallas. But after Avner and his wife Celeste closed their opulent eatery Aurora, they rolled up their sleeves and started over. Again. They created Nosh Euro Bistro and filled a niche for Highland Park diners. It’s casual but not so casual that you can’t sample fine cuisine.
Obviously their concept is working. They are building a second location in Plano this fall. I hear the new location will be a little larger and have nice patio and bar areas. The full menu will be available in the bar and the kitchen will offer counter seating. Plus there will be an 18-foot communal table between the expo area and the bar. It sounds like Plano-people watching heaven. (Or hell.) The space at 4701 W. Park Blvd in Plano is already under construction and so far Avner is still speaking to the crew! Avner says he has “plans in the works for other concepts above and beyond NOSH,” but until then we’ll wait to see if they can pull this one off. Nice to see Avner hit a hot streak. Kudos to his kitchen staff and chef Jon Stevens for hanging in there.