AMPM (300 N. Akard St., 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 of Dallas where you can enjoy the fine people-watching of an ultra-lounge as well as get a bite to eat.
The restaurant and nightclub had a launch party Friday and 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 at the launch party included tuna tartare on sesame crackers; watermelon and feta wrapped in a cucumber sliver; and mango-carrot spring rolls with jicama.
Previously, food was only available by delivery to Mosaic residents. However, today marks the official opening of the restaurant.
Also going on this week:
Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa has rolled out a new brunch menu, with $15 bottomless mimosas, starters like the summer berry crepe, "Z-Griddle" items like chicken and waffle (a church supper staple that seems to have caught on with rich folk--AMPM also offers a take on the dish) and "Eggs & More" items like mutated eggs benedict.
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