Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sneak peek photos: Hotel Lumen has fresh, modern rooms and a new restaurant
The menu at The Front Room features twists on diner food.
Hotel Lumen opened its much-anticipated restaurant, The Front Room: A Park Cities Diner, on Monday, and it’s gaining recognition as a Dallas hotspot. The diner-inspired restaurant features a modern American menu with an innovative take on diner classics.
And to portray the theme, The Front Room is literally a long, diner-shaped room.
Unlike an ordinary diner, the restaurant offers a list of wines by the glass and a wide selection of cocktails ranging in price from $9 to $12. Also unique is Executive Chef Scott Townsend’s use of locally grown organic ingredients in all of his dishes.
The delicious selections for breakfast, lunch, and dinner include a variety of salads, pastas, sandwiches, fish, and meats that do not disappoint.
Breakfast items include breakfast sandwiches such as the panini which consists of scrambled eggs, prosciutto, tomatoes, gruyere, and sourdough bread. Another option is the bacon taco consisting of scrambled eggs, pecan smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, and a flour tortilla.
The breakfast menu also includes dishes such as fresh pastries, various egg dishes, fruit, cereals, and yogurts.
The lunch menu offers a wide variety of favorites such as the ultimate comfort food — mac and cheese, and the all American favorite — burger and steak fries.
The dinner menu also incorporates a few “gourmet,” yet still traditional, fish, and meat plates. For both lunch and dinner, The Front Room serves its signature “HP Baskets,” accompanied by sides of coleslaw and fries and your choice of fried chicken, Louisiana shrimp, fresh fish, or BBQ ribs.
A variety of cocktails are available, ranging from coffee-based drinks, fresh pressed juices and specialty cocktails such as the “SMU Mustang Sally” (Hangar One Lime Vodka, housemade lime sorbet, Licor 43, fresh mint, and fresh ginger served up and garnished with grated nutmeg).
To complement the tasty eats, The Front Room has a quaint and charming atmosphere. The mid-century design includes a courtyard patio that overlooks the SMU campus.
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