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Before heating up Deep Ellum's dining scene with his elegant gastronomic studio, Twenty-Seven, David Anthony Temple (also known as Chef DAT) was cooking up the best underground dining experiences in... Read More
Before heating up Deep Ellum's dining scene with his elegant gastronomic studio, Twenty-Seven, David Anthony Temple (also known as Chef DAT) was cooking up the best underground dining experiences in Dallas and beyond. The restaurant's name comes from the fact that it only takes twenty seven reservations for each of the two prix-fixe dinner seatings. However, it's also named for the famous musicians who died at that age--so expect to see a rock 'n' roll theme incorporated into the decor. As far as food, chef DAT's flawlessly executed feasts cover everything from six course dinners of vegetarian, seafood or wild game to signature seasonal menus with dishes like smoked cod with candied grapefruit and fennel pollen, and sous vide Akaushi beef. The convivial vibe continues around midnight when the place turns into an upscale Casablanca style gin joint serving up craft cocktails and live musical entertainment.
- Deep Ellum's Best Restaurants: "Dallas' hottest meal ticket requires advance reservations, but don't fret if you can't snag one, the restaurant keeps five seats at the bar just for drop-ins."
- Best for Deep Ellum's Best Restaurants Because: Twenty-Seven offers diners a Michelin star worthy dining experience in a convivial setting.