Sushi | Bar Hospitality announced the expansion of Sushi | Bar, the 17-course omakase experience as well as their new concept, Ginger’s, a classic cocktail lounge, set to open in Downtown Dallas’ East Quarter development on December 1 at 2115 Jackson St, Dallas, TX 75201.
This new location of Sushi | Bar marks the second in Texas and fourth in all of the U.S. The space includes two subterranean intimate sushi omakase rooms, each seating maximum of 12 guests, hidden speakeasy-style behind Ginger’s.
Ryan Stock, CEO of Adept Hospitality, the group behind Sushi | Bar says in a statement, “Dallas is the heart of Texas and the food scene here continues to impress and delight locals and travelers alike. A market where consumers truly love dining out is exactly where we want to be. Dallas has been a focal point for bringing our concept to the market since day one and we are thrilled we finally found the perfect location to do so.”
Sushi | Bar Dallas will welcome an intimate 12 guests per seating, to journey through a 17-course omakase experience that is steadfast in showcasing the freshest fish sourced and flown in weekly via some of the best markets in the world including Japan, Australia and California. The nigiri offerings change with the season and availability, but feature signatures like an Aged Bluefin Akami with dehydrated red miso and everything bagel spice; Hokkaido Scallop with white truffle salt, shaved black truffle and truffle caviar; and A5 Wagyu with brown butter miso. Additional Dallas-exclusive pieces will be included in the experience and influenced by the region’s leading purveyors and artisan growers.
Stock explains, “We are bringing something to the city that Dallas does not currently have. We offer hospitality executed at the highest levels creating a special experience for our guests. Sushi | Bar often introduces diners that may not traditionally be fans of sushi and shows them a more comfortable and approachable format of omakase. It is an all nigiri omakase which is rare and to this day, the only one in the country that sticks to that format.”
Local design firm, JonesBaker, utilized the historic East Quarter building that was once a part of Dallas’ “Auto-Row” as the Oldsmobile building in the ‘20s to create an inviting, comfortable space for the omakase experience. Guests will enter into the dimly lit 100-year-old car lift platform where they will descend into the basement level by stair or lift. Old finishes were maintained such as the weathered cement plaster, worn wood, air vents and piping. The space is adorned with black and white marble checkered floors, wood trimmed walls of cement and contrasting wall coverings along with nods to Japanese style throughout.
Nightly diners will be offered a selection of available drink pairings including sake, cocktails, wine and beer. Guests are encouraged to arrive 20 minutes prior to their designated seating and enjoy a welcome cocktail to ease their way into Sushi | Bar’s playful take on nigiri and other delicacies.
Sushi | Bar Dallas’ reservations are available via Tock for bookings Wednesday – Sunday with 7 days/week dining available early 2024. The nightly seating times are 5 pm, 7:15 pm, and 9:30 pm. The experience is $165++ per person with the option to add curated sake and wine pairings. Reservations are released on a monthly basis on the first day of each month.
Ginger’s, Sushi | Bar Hospitality’s new classic cocktail lounge concept is connected to Sushi | Bar but has a separate entrance for those wanting to strictly enjoy the lounge bar or enjoy a drink prior to the omakase experience. Guests dining at Sushi | Bar will be escorted through the exit of Ginger’s where they can enjoy a post-omakase cocktail in the 1,200 square foot space.
Stock says of creating Ginger’s, “We found that guests enjoying Sushi | Bar are sitting in this immersive experience, enjoying cocktails and sake for over two hours. When the dining comes to an end most guests are looking for an option to continue the evening and keep things going. Ginger’s is our way for guests to continue their evening in a seamless transition over to a world class bar and lounge.”
Ginger’s bar program was created by Sean Kenyon. Kenyon has created a program that focuses on premium spirits and all of the perfectly crafted classic cocktails. Stock explains, “Ladies and gentlemen that are looking to drink martinis, Manhattans and old fashioneds are going to get the best expression of those at Ginger’s.”
A rotation of small snacks will also be available for guests shortly after the Ginger’s opening.
Stylish bartenders will serve up everything from high pour martinis to negronis to margaritas with a splash of theatricality. Ginger’s will also feature live musicians and DJs.
Also designed by JonesBaker, guests will be greeted by an intimate lobby with gilt wallcoverings and an antique mirror. They will then descend a sweeping staircase with brass railing into a sophisticated lounge bar with exposed brick walls and velvet curtains leading into the moody space. The classic yet modern setting features art deco details, cozy U-shaped leather booths in rich tones of green, gold, and red, while a marble topped walnut bar anchors the space with its mysteriously lit back bar highlighting the broad selection of high-quality liquor.
Ginger’s will be open Monday – Thursday from 5 – 11 pm and Friday – Sunday from 4 pm – 1 am.