Several weeks ago the neon Majestic Spa sign, mounted to an abandoned Oak Lawn building in the Design District, went missing. While the "spa" itself had been closed since I can remember, the beacon had always stirred a personal interest. It appeared to have been chiseled off the concrete storefront. Who would do such a thing?
The owners of Henry's Majectic -- that's who.
It wasn't as malicious as it sounds. They purchased the sign from Griffin Trading Company (also responsible for the stained glass Hard Rock Cafe windows at Meddlesome Moth). The new restaurant, located in the old Acme F&B/Acme Social Club space, is from the owners of Bread Winners Café. Aesthetically, not a whole lot has changed since the nearly 5,000 square foot restaurant space changed ownership. The layout is the same. A few decorations have been taken down, a few added, and of course there's a brand new purple neon sign.
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The restaurant will be led by GM Rosanne "Roe" Dileo, who made a name for herself as the chef at the Libertine and then spent time at French-inspired Boulevardier in Bishop Arts and has been know to make one helluva off-menu mac and cheese.
Adam Kovac, the executive chef for Bread Winners, Inc., is behind the rotating menu, plating dishes like rotisserie chicken, maple bourbon meatballs, Texas pho and a bone marrow-glazed Akaushi beef burger. There's also a charcuterie from Oak Cliff's Meat Parlour.
Alex Fletcher, previously of Victor Tango's, is leading the beverage program. While the drink menu hasn't been formalized, he assured me there will be both classic cocktails as well as more initiative libations.
The restaurant is slated to open in October.