By Sarah Blaskovich / August 31, 2021 / The Dallas Morning News
Asian restaurant Elephant East to open in Dallas’ Harwood District in fall 2021
It will open in a growing part of Dallas between the American Airlines Center and the Crescent.
Dallas’ Harwood District — the neighborhood that straddles the space between the American Airlines Center in Victory Park and the southernmost elbow of Uptown — is opening a new restaurant in fall 2021.
Elephant East is described as a Pan-Asian restaurant that will serve food “from Bangkok to Bali,” according to a company statement.
The restaurant will be near a pub called Harwood Arms, in a growing area the Harwood District calls La Rue Perdue.
Elephant East will be the tenth food and beverage spot in the Harwood District: There’s also coffee shop Magnolias Sous Le Pont, French restaurant Mercat Bistro, Latin American bar Te Deseo and sports bar Happiest Hour (yes, the place with the giant food). Some of the 10 Harwood concepts are temporarily closed during the pandemic, like The Grove and Dolce Riviera.
The full menu was not yet available for Elephant East, but some of the items on it will be Singapore noodles and pork bao, according to a company statement. Drinks include soju (a Korean spirit), sake (a Japanese alcohol) and cocktails with Asian flavors.
The restaurant will have nightlife-inspired decor, says Alexie Estrada, curator of brand experience for Harwood Hospitality Group, in a statement.
A more specific opening date was not yet available.
Elephant East is expected to open at 2850 N. Harwood St., Dallas, in fall 2021.