Tristan Simon

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Revolving Doors: Who's Afraid of a Little Ice?

    ​The weather may have given Dallas the finger right before the Super Bowl, but some high-profile restaurants, including The Cedars Social and Lockhart Smokehouse, were able to open in spite of ice, snow and Steelers fans. In January, we found out that Metro Diner will be closing its Gaston Avenue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Revolving Doors: Super Bowl Stimulus

    ​Everyone's trying to cash in on the Super Bowl, from those renting their homes for the week, to restaurants and bars offering cheap drinks and food specials to lure in crowds for watching parties. For restaurants that opened their doors in January, the timing couldn't be better, but for the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Revolving Doors: All's Well That Ends Well

    ​As December comes to a close, it seems all is well, or at least better, as many highly anticipated restaurants made their debuts. David Uygur was back in the kitchen, plus a New York deli and the latest Lombardi venture both opened. We were expecting few restaurants to shutter since, being the ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The Year/The Decade: Best Restaurateurs

    Mark GrahamTristan Simon, circa 2003, when everything was in black and white.​Diners generally care more about the chef than the restaurant owner. After all, you visit Nana for Anthony Bombaci's brilliant touch rather than for decisions made in some distant Hilton boardroom.Yet the best restaurate ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Short Orders: Cuba Libre

    ​Cuba Libre2822 N. Henderson Ave.214-827-2820If you recall the restaurant's party days, it seems like we'd never get around to calling Cuba Libre and old stalwart.Yet there it is, the grand old kitchen of booming Henderson Avenue. Tristan Simon still owns the place, though he now spends much of hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    10 Questions: Laura Young

    As general manager of Maximo, she sets the tone. Her touch lends a sense of calm beauty and easy elegance--the stuff that helps make certain guests have a positive experience. Young learned to handle the front of a house from one of the best, handling maitre d' chores for Tristan Simon at Sense, Can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    10 Questions: Shawn Egerton

    For a few years he worked quietly and efficiently in one of the city's noisiest environments. But Egerton helped to build one of Dallas' best bartending teams.It's not always a fun job, slinging drinks for guests packed ten deep waving for your attention. Yet he and his crew at Candleroom managed to ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 1, 2009
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    November 13, 2008

    Victor Tango

    Tristan Simon's and David McMillan's latest restaurant was meant for sharing

  • Dining

    February 21, 2008

    Urban Taco Domination

    Also: Go Fish founder and chef have re-bonded

  • Dining

    January 17, 2008
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    December 20, 2007

    Two Fireside Pies and Victor Tango's

    Making a scene without the scenesters

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2007

    Pop Goes Rudy

    You recall much-lauded sommelier Rudy Mikula, right? He was, after all, the only tolerable thing about Nove Italiano lodged in the Victory Park machinery before he was poached by Tristan Simon to do wine duty at Hibiscus, only to disappear in the wake of a rumored dispute over wine inventory. Well, ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 6, 2007

    Tinsel Town Toppings

    Tristan Simon expands his empire

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2007

    Mogul Merger

    To one of the toniest multiplexes in the land, Mark Cuban, Todd Wagner and Tristan Simon will add a fancy-schmancy eatery. Everything that rises must converge, or so someone once said. Proof: The vertically integrated Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner, who count among their cinema empire the Landmark Thea ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 19, 2007

    Slick Porch

    New Tristan Simon venture has good food, little personality

  • Dining

    May 10, 2007

    Fertility Rites

    Spring breeds new dining establishments

  • Dining

    February 8, 2007

    No Snowshoes Required

    Ascolese returns to Texas

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2007
  • Dining

    September 28, 2006


    Tristan Simon's Sense shuttered

  • Dining

    March 30, 2006

    What Comes Around

    Wine dinner flooded out

  • Dining

    December 29, 2005

    Is Screwing Hip?

    We twist open 2005 for a nip. Is this a sign of things to come?

  • Dining

    December 22, 2005
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    November 17, 2005


    Tristan Simon redecorates his Porch

  • Dining

    July 14, 2005

    Creative Destruction

    If rubble means progress, then Dallas is booming

  • Dining

    July 7, 2005

    Brass-Knuckle Blossom

    Believe the hype: Hibiscus may be named for a showy flower, but it's still strong enough for a man

  • Dining

    May 5, 2005

    Place-Setting the Scene

    Are Dallas diners fickle?

  • Music

    March 24, 2005

    Bye Bye Barley

    A favorite musicians' haunt moves locations. Let's hope its spirit stays intact.

  • Dining

    November 25, 2004

    Mongol Chuck

    Tristan Simon unloads Genghis Grill

  • Dining

    November 4, 2004

    The Price of Fame

    What makes certain bars so popular?

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • Dining

    September 9, 2004

    Steak Stoked

    A new Bob's steak house draws Consilient Restaurants' Monte Morris back to Denver

  • News

    July 8, 2004

    The Beautiful Ones

    The hot, sexy rich people are partying it up while you sleep. We'll wake you when they're done.

  • Dining

    March 25, 2004

    Chew Radio

    Can the Restaurant Show make a comeback?

  • Dining

    December 4, 2003

    Noodle Bullet

    Liberty Noodles goes limp

  • Dining

    October 23, 2003

    Uptown Strikes Back

    Medici and Il Mulino founders join forces

  • Dining

    July 3, 2003

    Bamboo Bamboo Gonged

    Asian eatery bites the dust

  • News

    May 1, 2003

    Kings of Clubs

    The coke-drenched era of nightclubs is over, but now a new group of entrepreneurs is ready to reinvent the scene

  • Dining

    April 10, 2003

    Bawdy Romp

    Chaucer and sushi--a match made in...well, somewhere

  • Dining

    February 6, 2003

    Bam Boo-boo

    New operators revamp Bamboo Bamboo

  • Dining

    December 26, 2002

    Mercy Mercy

    New wine bar to open in late January

  • Dining

    December 12, 2002

    Mongol Horde

    Genghis Grill plans to get around

  • Dining

    January 10, 2002

    Hibiscus Itch

    New restaurant to hit Henderson Street

  • Dining

    May 3, 2001

    Nick Gets Fired Up

    Phil Romano stays cool when We Oui chef Nick Badovinus jumps ship

  • Dining

    December 28, 2000

    Playing Chicken

    Come boom or bust Dallasites gotta eat--out, that is

  • Dining

    October 21, 1999

    Hash Over

    Under new management; Mixed hash

  • Dining

    February 11, 1999
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    March 19, 1998

    When the levee breaks

    Cool River Cafe floods with flavorless monotony

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