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AMPM - Closed

300 N. Akard St. Dallas, TX 75201-3415 | Downtown & Deep Ellum | 214-969-5550

Location Description:

AMPM (in the Mosaic building) promises "Dallas' only ultra urban luxury dining experience," which one presumes means that it's the only place in the city where you can enjoy the fine people-watching of an ultra-lounge as well as get a bite to eat. A visit to the restaurant and nightclub reveals that yes, there were plenty of people who appear to spend a disproportionate amount of time at the gym, in the tanning booth and at body-waxing salons...along with their girlfriends. But even people those without an Affliction credit card would enjoy the food, courtesy former N9NE chef Tommy Simpson. Bites include tuna tartare on sesame crackers; watermelon and feta wrapped in a cucumber sliver; and mango-carrot spring rolls with jicama. A row of musician portraits including the likes of Jimi Hendrix--people who would probably never set foot in the place, living or not--greets you as you enter. The place is at once minimal and modern, with smooth black granite surfaces and a polished concrete floor and what has to be the biggest collection of mirrored disco balls in the city.

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