Monday, December 23, 2013
Hybrid Cajun restaurant and seafood market now open in Trinity Groves
Take a glance at the menu and the Cajun influence is immediately apparent in dishes like crab cake creole, shrimp and grits, and gumbo of the day.
WEST DALLAS Yet another restaurant has opened its doors in the West Dallas neighborhood of Trinity Groves. AmberJax Fish Market Grille opened last weekend, making it the sixth local eatery to debut since September.
AmberJax is a Cajun-inspired seafood spot specializing in “luxury comfort food,” according to a press release. Husband and wife duo Larry and Karen Williams source seafood from all over the world and receive daily shipments from Hawaii, Alaska and South America, among other places. It’s part of their effort to promote healthy eating without compromising taste, they said.
“I learned to spot telltale signs of quality fish — the gills, the eyes, the scent — all indicate how long a fish has been out of water,” said Larry, head chef, in a statement.
The Williams’ culinary inspiration comes from their time in Louisiana — both Larry and Karen have familial ties to the state. Take a glance at the menu and the Cajun influence is immediately apparent in dishes like crab cake creole, Louisiana boudin, shrimp and grits, oysters by the dozen and gumbo of the day. (See full menus below.)
During lunch, AmberJax boasts a serves selection of po’boys, sandwiches and tacos, including BBQ shrimp po’boy, smoked tenderloin po’boy and fish tacos.
Prices run between $7-$14 per appetizer and $17-$29 per entrée. Salads and soups are range from $5 to $9, while sandwiches average $13.
In addition to AmberJax's dining room, the Williams' also set up a fresh fish market for patrons on the go. The market sells fish and other seafood alongside beef and pre-made soups, gumbos and stocks. The market opens one hour before the dining room each day and closes at the same the restaurant does each evening.
AmberJax is the latest in a slew of restaurant openings Trinity Groves, a 15-acre development at the base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas. The district now boasts an array of cuisine styles such as Mediterranean (Souk), Spanish (Casa Rubia) and French (Kitchen LTO). An Asian-Latin fusion concept dubbed Chino Chinatown is slated to open just before the turn of the year.
AmberJax Fish Market Grille is located at 3011 Gulden lane, Suite 107. The restaurant is open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. AmberJax is closed on Sundays. AmberJax will not be open on Christmas Day.
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