Hello Nonsense & Sensibility followers! My name is Kelly White, wining & dining enthusiast! I am constantly on the lookout for the best places to enjoy a cocktail and a delicious dinner, which is why I started my blog, The Love Triangle – Austin, Dallas, & Houston Restaurant Reviews (www.austindallashouston.blogspot.com). Haley asked me to guest blog about a new hot spot in Dallas, so here I am!
Last week my foodie friend, Lander, and I ventured into the Design District to try Royal Sixty Restaurant. I am not familiar with this area, but I love the artsy vibe! Royal Sixty has only been open for about 4 weeks, and they are already ruling the lunch scene! Wendy Krispin of Wendy Krispin Catering opened this cute restaurant. Her motto is “To eat is a necessity, but to create a memorable event based on fabulous food is an art.” With that being said, Wendy has created a memorable restaurant based on the detailed decorations and the delicious food served to go along with it…just like her events.
Beginning with the all-glass entrance wall, the interior is open and inviting… perfect for Dallas weather! The walls are royal blue with perfectly placed paintings, mirrors, and glass ceiling, which has the feel of an airy tea room. The best part of all is the fabulous classical pianist playing during lunch! I don’t know many places that have live music during lunch…dinner yes, but lunch? This takes Royal Sixty to a whole ‘nother level!
Lander and I ordered the Hibiscus Tea to begin. Erica, our waitress, said it was her favorite, and we definitely agreed with her assessment. They brought us beef broth to clear our palettes before starting our meal. It was actually good – I wasn’t sure how I felt about beef broth, but they brought it in a tiny tea cup, and it was gone in three delicious sips.
For an appetizer we ordered the Brie and Wild Mushroom Queso with flour and corn tortilla chips. It was amazing! I thought it would be too rich, but it was perfect! If you love Brie, this is a must! While we were cheesin’ out, Erica came by and asked if we would like a complimentary Mojito. Sure, why not! Royal Sixty does not have their liquor license as of yet, but when they do get it (soon they said!) they plan to offer a build your own Bloody Mary for their weekend brunch! Interested in trying this place yet?
Next I ordered the Grilled Sweet & Spicy Bacon and Pimiento Cheese Sandwich on Pumpernickel Bread. I really felt compelled to order something healthy after the Brie Queso, but I could not pass up the bacon and pimiento cheese sandwich! Good thing I didn’t… it was fabu! I have never had bacon and pimiento cheese together, and believe me… it is creamy, savory and sweet! Enough said, you must TRY IT!
Lander ordered the House Roasted Turkey with sweet and spicy bacon, cranberry horseradish cream on rosemary bread. Lander said the turkey was really tender and had lots of flavor! The cranberry horseradish cream and rosemary bread was a delicious combination. I personally LOVE turkey sandwiches, and if it was as good as my pimiento cheese, then it’s also a must try dish! I have GOT to get their sweet & spicy bacon recipe! Mmmm… so good! When we were finished with our meal, they brought us the check in an antique book. Apparently this is the new hip thing to do! I have been to a couple of different restaurants that have done this… very creative!
Royal Sixty was extremely impressive. The service was first class and the beautifully presented food was delicious! Wondering why the name Royal Sixty?? I asked the same question. Erica explained, “Wendy wanted everyone to be treated like royalty… young, old, 20’s, 30’s, even 60’s!” I love that! Now I understand why the service was so excellent… they have a name to live up to! I am so excited to venture back to this new hot spot. According to the manager, they hope to have a gospel choir singing on Sundays for brunch, and like I said earlier, they’re going to have a build-your-own Bloody Mary station. They also just started an afternoon “Tea”. I’m sure we will see even more unique ideas from this innovative entrepreneur. On a scale from 1-10, I give this place a perfect 10! It is most definitely a lunch fit for a Queen or King!
Lander Peerman and Kelly White
150 Turtle Creek Blvd. Ste. 202
Dallas, TX 75207