Friday, January 13, 2012
Restaurateur Kay Agnew opens Bridge Bistro in Dallas’ Design District
Agnew is the former owner of Margaux's.
They say change is a good thing, and that is certainly the case with Kay Agnew’s new Bridge Bistro in the Dallas Design District. Formerly operating as Margaux’s in the International on Turtle Creek on Irving Boulevard, the Bridge Bistro is sporting a new address as well as an updated menu. Agnew, proprietress and restaurant darling of the Design District, is thrilled to finally be opening in her new space.
“After being closed for almost four months, it is so exciting to finally have people walking through the front door,” says Agnew. “It is so nice to see all of our friends and customers that we haven’t seen in a while. It’s like reuniting with family.”
Earlier this week, my coworkers, Ruth and Michael, and I ventured over for lunch to check out the new space and try out the new menu. The restaurant was remarkably easy to find, and parking was a breeze.
“We also have parking available in the back,” said Agnew.
As the buzz gets out about her new locale, I am confident that will be a good tip to remember.
Agnew, the ever gracious hostess, greeted us at the door with hug and a warm smile. Ruth and I couldn’t resist taking her up on her strawberry mint flavored iced tea, which was tasty and refreshing.
The menu was classically Kay, featuring her signature cajun dishes as well as American eats and an enticing selection of lunch-perfect soups, salads, and sandwiches.
I ordered the chicken salad sandwich with sweet potato fries. The sandwich was served on a fresh and fluffy roll, and the chicken salad was just to my taste. The sweet potato fries were equally delicious — just the perfect blend of soft and crispy.
Ruth ordered the apricot and field greens salad with chicken, which she described as fresh, tasty, and a nice healthy choice. Michael opted for the enchiladas, which he said were “terrific” and still his favorite.
The dining room is open and airy with large glass windows pouring in natural light. A classy, yet relaxed atmosphere made for an inviting ambiance.
Though I didn’t get a chance to sneak a peek, the restaurant’s back space, named “The Twilight Room,” is open for event rental.
“The Twilight Room is available for parties as well as business luncheons or breakfasts. We have already booked it for design seminars and even a burlesque show! We’re really covering all ends of the spectrum,” said Agnew. She is also continuing Margaux’s catering as usual.
Now open at 921 N. Riverfront Boulevard, Bridge Bistro currently is serving breakfast and lunch on weekdays. Plans for dinner, weekend brunch, and special events are in the works and will commence as soon as they receive their liquor license.
Angew also mentioned that there are future plans for a rooftop patio, which will boast beautiful views of the Big D skyline as well as the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge (the inspiration for the restaurant name).
“My intention is to truly make our restaurant a neighborhood hangout — a place where people can come to meet up with friends and just relax,” said Agnew.
I, for one, am glad that Kay is back in action, and I've added Bridge Bistro into my regular lunch spot rotation!
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